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Unformatted text preview: -stalemate much of the time-British took Philadelphia, Sept 1777, but failed to capitalize on victory-Saratoga October 1777-secured alliance with France II. Second Continental Congress-big question: form a strong centralized government or loose confederation of states? Articles of Confederation-compromise measure-Congress could-regulate foreign affairs-declare war-mediate boundary disputes-post office-Native American relations-Congress: eac state had one vote-no executive or judiciary-Congress could not-levy taxes-raise troops-struggle for ratification (Nov 1777-March 1781)-war proved them inadequate III. War moves south...
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- Spring '08