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Hist105 - Articles to Constitution Many were frustrated with the impediments created by the Articles Particularly during the war Congress did not

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Articles to Constitution Many were frustrated with the impediments created by the Articles – Particularly during the war. Congress did not have the power to tax – had to request funds from the states. Not all the states compiled with the requests. (Valley Forge) A convention was called in the summer of 1787 to “refine” the Articles Instead, the participants wrote an entirely new Constitution. Constitution of 1787 United States Constitution the oldest “living” constitution. (Example – the French, whose Revolution occurred in 1789 – have gone through 5 different revisions) (England doesn’t have one, just a body of laws.) Main issues Large states vs. small states Balancing power between gov. and state governments States with a large slave population v states with few slave. “Freedom” vs. “Tyranny” Large states v. small states Origionally Maddison believed that this would be the primary source of conflict at the convention How do you balance “Democratic” representation with the need to give states protection
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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Hist105 - Articles to Constitution Many were frustrated with the impediments created by the Articles Particularly during the war Congress did not

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