Articles of Confederation

Each State had a stronger commitment to the State laws and to the State's own self interests than to the recommendations of Congress. Regionalism pitted one State against another, which decreased the sense of unity in the country. For example, when Congress recommended an impost, or duty, on imported goods, the State of Rhode Island voted to reject the idea because they felt it was unfair and was against the constitution of the State (Document A).

The Articles failed to provide a solid monetary system to ensure that taxes would be paid or to protect commerce. Congress had no way to collect taxes to pay off pre-war debts. This led to chaos and anarchy when soldiers that hadn't been paid marched on Philadelphia, and Congress had to flee to Princeton New Jersey (Document C). Each State had it's own money, but there was no national money system. Since the money had no value from state to state, the people began to use the barter system of trade. This reduced the amount of trade and importation of goods. There was very little economic progress and growth during this


 
 
 
 
 
 



728
3
 
 

PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS
 
The Articles of Confederation & SlaveryAn essay or paper on The Articles of Confederation & Slavery. There is no mention of slavery in the articles of Confederation, the nation. ... (767 3 )

Central Government vs Loose Confederation... There had been earlier efforts to establish self-government in the colonies, the most extensive of which was the Articles of Confederation passed before the ... (1844 7 )

Factors Influencing the Shape of the Constitution... was certainly influenced by such factors as the colonial experience, the revolt against British rule, and the failure of the earlier Articles of Confederation. ... (2930 12 )

Drafting the Federal ConstitutionAn essay or paper on Drafting the Federal Constitution. Between 1777 and 1789, the colonies were governed under the ineffective Articles of Confederation. ... (1060 4 )

FEDERALISTS AND ANTI-FEDERALISTS Soon after theSoon after the end of the Revolutionary War -- if not before -- it became clear that the Articles of Confederation were not a workable arrangement. ... (422 2 )

Federalism in Literature... the last two decades of the 1700s, Federalism was the most significant political movement that stemmed from discontent with the Articles of Confederation. ... (2423 10 )

 
 

 
Join Now
     
  Get instant access to over
85,000 Term papers and
Essays.
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
Saved Papers
 

Save your essays here so you can locate them quickly!


 
 
 
Testimonials
 
 
"I got the best grade I've ever gotten A+"
Mary P.
 
"This information was helpful and easy to find."
Kris DD.
 
"This site is so helpful! You have opened my eyes to learning thank you!"
Karen F.
 
"I liked the information that you gave to me because it helped me do a analytical essay for this short story and i give it a 10/10 =) "
Dave M.
 
"it really helps me get different point of views on some essay subjects."
Steve D.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home | Custom Essays | Join | FAQs | Support | Acceptable Use Policy
 
All papers are for research and reference purposes only!
Copyright © 2002-2014 RAD Essays.com. All Rights Reserved. DMCA HMS