The Articles of Confederation made up America’s first constitution. This constitution was hastily and poorly made and solved the problem of a lack of government in America. The Articles were designed to limit the government’s power over the citizens. The Articles of Confederation also did not include anything about an individual or a president to guide the country. This was because of the colonists’ past experience with Britain’s king and him having too much power over the people.
What president should be put on a dollar bill if their entirety of their presidency was an absolute mess just left for the next president to handle. He the native people of north america off their land. He didn 't listen to the country 's opinion. He got rid of the bank which could have helped the country flourish and thrive. Why should he be remembered as a great president if all he did was set a precedent for future presidents to focus on the people instead of the country.
Dr. Mudd’s Punishment Dr. Mudd’s punishment was too harsh for his involvement with John wilkes Booth. Mudd had not known about Booth planning to assassinate the president. In the article it states, “The doctor rose from his bed, assisted Booth, set the fractured bone. But he did not know, he had no reason to suspect, his patient was a fugitive.” Dr. Mudd had no idea of Booth’s plan and if he did he would have been weary of Booth knowing that he could be on the run. But he didn’t.
The Cherokee focus on the discovery of gold, however, seemed to only enhance the Georgia legislature to argue that the Cherokee tribe was depriving the state unfairly, of their wealth. This statement made by the Georgia legislature should not have been valid since they did not have claims to the Cherokees’ land until June of 1830, and the gold rush occurred in 1829. Georgia, nonetheless, gave no concern to that mistake, and eventually in 1830, the governor of Georgia, announced that he forbade Indians or whites from digging up gold in the Cherokee area. The governor of Georgia had no right to stop the Indians from excavating gold in their own land. Chief John Ross challenged the statement of Georgia’s governor, and went to Washington DC to beg for the Cherokee case.
The Mughal Empire had different origins compared to the Ottoman Empire, especially when it comes to the influence for their creation. The Mughal Empire had no religious motivations when it came to establishing and expanding the empire. Babur only wanted to win back Ferghana, the city he had inherited at twelve years old, only to lose it two years later. He spent several years trying to win his city back but never succeeded. After the disappointing loss that would never allow him to return home, Babur decided to begin building his own empire in Northern India.
He cites a historian named John Lawson, who talks about Native American folk lore surrounding the arrival of the British Colonists. In my opinion the use of folk lore shouldn’t be used in any evidence-based analysis; It’s unscholarly, and it doesn’t add anything to the conversation. In Allard’s final statement: “Although the fate of the Roanoke colonists may never be known for sure, it is clear that many factors—the difficult sea voyage, lack of supplies, poor relations with the Indians whose support they needed to survive, and the worst drought in 800 years—could have greatly reduced the odds of their survival. But people have overcome even worse odds before. More than four centuries later, the fate of the Lost Colony remains a mystery.” (Allard) He lays out plenty of evidence for both sides and still never draws a definitive conclusion to prove anything; causing the analysis to fall
The primary economic reason the Articles of Confederation failed was no power to tax by the central government. The founders of the Articles of Confederation were so fearful of making another tyrannical government that they doomed themselves from the start; first by making the central government extremely weak and further did not allow that same governing body to tax for funding its on existence. “There was no president and no national court, and the powers of the national legislature were strictly limited. Most authority rested with the state legislatures because many leaders feared that a strong central government would become as tyrannical as British rule (Edwards, pg.37)”. Further, the legislature was one chamber with vote per state, amendments
His most urgent issue at the colony was an economic base to make it profitable (Akin 22). Fort Maurepas was never able to be self-sustaining because only several of the colonists cared for agriculture, and the sandy soil made farming near impossible (Rowland 1). Only the Biloxi Indians were able to keep the French colony from total collapse (Bunn and Williams 2). It was for these reasons, along with a need to be closer to their ally, Spain’s colony of Pensacola, for the imminent war with England, that Bienville was ordered by the French government to move the colony to Mobile (Akin 22). Bienville’s adventures were far from over, and he would be a key figure in the region of Louisiana for many years (Rowland 1).
It is a shame though, that those achievements of his are not acknowledged because of the Watergate Scandal. Although it is debateable whether or not Nixon knew of the break-ins, he did behave very suspiciously. He became very secretive, resentful, and defensive towards his critics, even going so far as to make
Additionally, the bank only favored the businessmen and rich people of the North, which was where the major industries and manufacturing were. As a result, Jackson vetoed the recharter of the Banks of the United States in 1832 to protect the common people from the “Monster Bank” (PBS: Jackson). The rich bankers would not be able to bend the rules for their own profit because the federal entity no longer existed. Jackson destroyed the Bank of the United States to protect the common people from the control of rich northern bankers. Despite Jackson’s best interests for the common people, his actions did have dire economic consequences.
In 1775, the Continental Congress had a problem: it had controlled the sixteen-thousand-man army outside of Boston, but had no money to pay them and no power to raise taxes this lead to “I.O.U.’s” meaning they will pay the men later, but this put them in deeper finical distress. In a three year period beef went for $0.04 a pound to $1.69 a pound and paper money lost all value. Joseph Homer represented the town General Court for most of the war years, and he consistently voted for paper money because gold and silver was scarce in rural communities. Even Pasteur’s salaries decreased tremendously. Since a large number of men were getting drafted for the war, it left women at home having to run the farms.
In the Declaration of Rights and Grievances issued by the Stamp Act Congress, they claimed that Parliament lacked the power to tax the colonies because they had no representation. While the Stamp Act was repealed, the colonists were never given representation in Parliament. In the “Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms”, issued by the Second Continental Congress, this same issue was cited as a justification for fighting. “[The British declare] that parliament can ‘of right make laws to bind us in all cases whatsoever.’ What is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited power?” (Document 5). After ten years of disagreement over Parliamentary representation, the British were still unwilling to grant the colonists this right.
One of these rough patches was the Articles of Confederation, which taught us that a balance of power is of great importance. We abandoned the Articles of Confederation and adopted a new Constitution because of State powers, and lack of Congressional powers. The fear of a Central Government like Great Britain led The United States away from having such a strong Central Government. So the States were given autonomy to make most decisions & have many powers under early American Government. The States could never be enforced to do anything, except for war and closing borders, the States could
It is widely believed that there was a misunderstanding and that Medina’s words at the briefing were misinterpreted by the soldier’s “preexisting anger toward the Vietnamese.”[ Belknap, 58] According to the Peers Commission, who was in charge of the My Lai Massacre investigation, “part of the problem was bad intelligence”[ Belknap, 60] and the operation plan “was based on faulty assumptions”[ Belknap, 60] concerning the whereabouts of the enemy soldiers and their belief that the My Lai village was inhabited by innocent civilians for 4 years[ Bergthold interview, 1969]. Another source of confusion were the “ambiguous instructions”[ Belknap, 62] from Lieutenant Colonel Frank Barker, which was later distorted by Medina to the members of Company C. According to those present during Barker’s briefing, he allowed permission to destroy the village and kill livestock, however, he failed to mention anything about slaying noncombatants and how to handle prisoners. According to The Peers Commission, the was no found evidence that claimed Barker’s plan “included explicit or implicit provisions for the deliberate killing on noncombatants.”[ Belknap, 61] Not only that, superiors failed to monitor and control the troops despite Medina’s order to cease fire; criticizers claim that commanders and
Joshua Chamberlain, a scholar, had a strong hanker to go into the military despite his family’s wishes for his attendance in college. He went to Maine and was assigned a top-notch role in the Maine 20th Regiment, but declined because he wanted to see the elephant from Col. Adelbert Ames. Chamberlain fought in many battles in Fredericksburg like the battle in Mary Height, but couldn’t fight in the battle of Chancellorsville because of a smallpox outbreak in the army. Despite of the fact that the soldiers were peaked which was the reason why the soldiers missed the battle, small pox did help Chamberlain because Alderbert made brigades out of his army and Chamberlain was a head of one of the brigades of the 20th Regiment. On July 20,