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confederation - The Confederation Era The war is over, now...

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The Confederation Era
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America was now and independent nation having won the Revolutionary War, but now what? What would the country and the government look like? The war is over, now what?
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The Articles of Confederation was the name of the first government of the United States. It had been started back in 1776 in the Continental Congress, and finally approved by all the states in 1781. The Articles of Confederation
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Americans were afraid of a strong national government. After all, they had fought a war over it. So, they government they decided on was week. The national government under the Articles did not have the power to tax or enforce laws. Those powers were left up to the states. The national government did have the power to wage war, but since they couldn’t tax, there was no way to pay for it. The government could also issue money, but the states didn’t have to use it. They had their own. The Articles of
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