The central government did not have the power to levy taxes or regulate commerce. (Staff, 2009) Therefore, the government relied exclusively on money from the states for revenue.
The legislative branch also know as Congress, but that did not face the give the government a lot of power. “Congress didn 't have power to create tax, draft troops, stop states from printing their own money, they couldn 't make tariffs, and there was no chief executive” (Enotes Martin Murphey) those were some flaws in the Articles of Confederation, Congress had limited power making the United States weak. For those following reasons the
P14 Well according to jjmccollough.com, “The president of Congress was, by design, a position with little authority. The Continental Congress, fearful of concentrating political power in an individual, gave their presiding officer even less responsibility than the speakers in the lower houses of the colonial assemblies.” P15 “Unlike some colonial speakers, the president of Congress could not, for example, set the legislative agenda or make committee appointments. The president could not meet privately with foreign leaders; such meetings were held with committees or the entire Congress.”
This document had a very short history, and that showed that it was lacking in several aspects. For example, the federal government was not given taxing authority, it had no separation of legislative and executive powers, all the government power
The states have too much power, and the Federal government is not strong enough. According to document 2, there is no national court system, no power to enforce treaties, no power to raise an army, and that they have no power to collect taxes. These points basically say we don’t have a good army/defense, we cannot collect taxes and that we don’t have a sufficient enough
23. Literacy and government organization played a considerable role in the overthrow of the Incas. Atahualpa had very little information about the Spaniards, their military power, or their intent. He could only get information by word of mouth, as they had no form of writing. The envoy that Atahualpa sent saw the Spaniards at their most disorganized.
Federally issued paper currency was rendered worthless as there was no way to regulate interstate commerce and the law-making process was nearly impossible seeing as it required two-thirds of state votes. All of the aforementioned nonsense called for a particularly bitter nation, and this lack of fondness towards the government led to an equally problematic and especially violent country, most notably in Shays ' Rebellion of 1776. Enter the supreme law of the land, otherwise known as the United States Constitution. In 1788, this document officially replaced the Articles of Confederation, and is still currently the basis for all American law. Its goal was to make the nation more republic-like, while also maintaining peaceful relations between states.
“...Sir, that paper...Cold a treaty is not ready at all because it was not sanctioned by the great body of the Cherokee and made without their participation or assent.” Major Wm. M. Davis. March 1836 “ ...That those were represented as acting the part of the Cherokees hold no title or designation the Cherokees... nor have they received authority in the nation to form said treaty “ John Ross Sept 1836 Major Wm. M. Davis Strongly suggests that the treaty was not made with the
International relations exist in a state of anarchy. In this system, there is no central government, no written code of laws, and no standard for how to behave. Without laws, there is no definitive explanation for states’ behavior. Theorists such as John Mearsheimer and Robert Keohane, a neorealist and a neoliberalist respectively, have formulated arguments to explain international relations. Neorealists adopt a negative, structural view of world politics, while neoliberals take a more positive, cooperative approach.
States could simply ignore certain laws without any repercussions. Citizens also lacked the ability to file cases against the national government, because there was no court system in place for a lawsuit. One major difference in the Articles of Confederation and its successor-The Constitution of the United States-was its lack of a chief executive. Without a chief executive the United States was left without a presidential figure to handle foreign affairs. The United States even received complaints from nations such as Britain, because they lacked the knowledge of whom to contact in order to initiate diplomacy.
Although there was no slavery in the North, “How Free Were Free Blacks in the North”. Though blacks were free in the North they were extremely restricted in many aspects of life. Blacks in the North had no sense of political,economic,or social freedom. Political freedom could be described as being able have a voice in the government.Everyone should have some type of way they are involved in the government because the government governs everything you do while you live in America. Throughout the northern states,11 of the 16 did not allow black males to vote and 15 of the 16 did not permit black males the right of jury duty(Doc A).
The events and ideas that led to the belief in 1786 and 1787 that the Articles of Confederation was not working well, was the fact that America did not have a president, Congress did not have the power to collect taxes, and every state had its own money. The nation did not have a president and the actions of Congress could not be enforced. Since the states were self-governing, they did what they believed was best for the state and not the country. Congress did not have the authority to create laws and states had to approve laws in order for them to be passed. The Articles of Confederation granted Congress limited power, it was not able to tax the people; therefore the only way Congress could get its money was by asking the states, causing an