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Constitution Paper

851 words - 4 pages

Constitution Paper
By: Leona Amos
Class: His/115
Instructor: Jonathan Tietz
Date: March 23rd, 2013

The Constitution was supposed to be the “right hand man” to the Declaration of Independence. Simply because when problems arose from the Declaration of Independence by some people the Constitution stepped in. You see, on May 14, 1787 there was a meeting at the State House for the Federal Convention to revise the Article of Confederation. From what I have read it was simply because it took several days for each delegates of each state to talk and give their opinions on problems and on the Constitution itself that they decided to make a new frame of the government instead of amending the ...view middle of the document...

Because of the war the colonists fell down into a massive debt and because of the Articles the Constitution could not levy out more taxes. The need for the unanimity to make changes was difficult as well because the congress charted a national bank that would eventually help the colonists consolidate the national debt along with the facilitated credit. However, the congress needed to make a system for the reserves. So in order for this to work or to begin the Congress passed on a bill that would put 5% taxation on all of the imported goods to the 13 states. Over all of these problems the lack of authority over trades going internally was the worst. The states and colonists suffered badly from this all because there wasn’t any type of a centralized authority to manage the trades internally and externally. This was all because of the states having their own currency; and what I mean by this was each state had their own individually made currency different from the other states. But this wasn’t the reason why; the reason why as stated in chapter 7 was the fact that the south didn’t agree that the Articles didn’t provide a national policy on the commerce, but throughout the first half of the decade each delegate from the south states did in fact resist all efforts in devising one. All because of the fear the south had of the north would come and monopolize everything in sight.
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