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Unformatted text preview: 1/27/11 Due a week from today is the Federalist Papers-Hard copy printed out I. Lessons of Colonial Era Fear of executive power (King, governors) Fear of strong central government Fear of manipulation of judges Favorable view of legislative power II. Articles of Confederation Continental Congress Congress of Confederation No executive, no judiciary No power to regulate trade No Power to Tax Limited to diplomacy and military power III. Confederation in Crisis 1781-1786 Each state has vote. o Can send multiple people, but only vote no matter how many people Passing major laws very difficult Supermajority for major laws (9/13) Unanimous for amendments (13/13) Amending Articles proves impossible IV. Crisis in the States States form trade alliances with other nations o If something benefits one nation and hurts the other, not all states will favor. Causes tension among states....
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- Spring '11