notes 2-12 - 2/12/08 American Political Thought Articles of...

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2/12/08 American Political Thought Articles of Confederation o States had all the power o Farmers in debt to the wealthy Because of fighting the revolution Stay acts Illegal to foreclose on farmer’s property Force Acts o States began conflicting with other states o National government was heavily in debt. 10% of assessed value of 13 colonies o Shay’s Rebellion Responsible for the substitution of the A of C to the constitution Scared elites o A of C too weak. Too weak for who? Nothing hurts everyone. Nothing helps everyone. Constitutional Convention o Sent to propose amendments to A of C o 2 Goals in mind Increase power of national government to promote commerce and protect property from the state governments Check excess of democracy in A of C o The constitution was a compromise o Convince states to give up their power to the national government o Hamilton proposes constitutional monarchy o Madison/Virginia plan – free and dominate from the power of the states. (veto
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