1985DBQ-ArticlesOfConfederation - The College Board...

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The College Board Advanced Placement Examination AMERICAN HISTORY SECTION I1 (Suggested writing time-40 minutes) Directions: The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A-H &your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. In your essay, you should strive to support your assertions both by citing key pieces of evidence from the documents and by drawing on your knowledge of the period. 1. "From 1781 to 1789 the Articles of Confederation provided the United States with an effective government." Using the documents and your knowledge of the period, evaluate this statement. Document A I' I Source: Letter from the Rhode Island Assembly to Congress (November 30,1782) I- "Sir: In obedience to the directidn of the lower, house of assembly of this State, I enclose their unani- mous resolution [to reject] the recommendation of Congress, respecting an impost on imported goods, &c. and to state some of [their] principal reasons. . . . "1st. Because it would be unequal in its operation, bearing hardest on the most commercial states, and so would press peculiarly hard upon this State, which draws its chief support from commerce: "2dly. Because it proposes to introduce into this and the other states, officers unknown and unaccount- ' able to them, and so is against the constitution of this State: and "3dly. Because, by granting to Congress a power to collect moneys from the commerce of these states, indefinitely as to time and quantity, and for the expenditure of which they are not to be accountable to the states, they would become independent of their constituents; and so the proposed impost is repug- nant to the liberty of the United States."
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B Estimated Market Value of Jhited States Exports Estimated to Great Britain United States Population Year (in thousands) (in thousands)
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