The Federalists Summary

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New Government, Old Challenges With the ratification of the Constitution , many Americans hoped for resolution to the challenges poorly met under the Articles of Confederation , but these challenges were many and complex. The debts accumulated during the Revolution by the Continental Congress and individual states totaled close to $80 million dollars (the rough equivalent of $2 billion dollars today). British troops still occupied forts on American territory in the northwest and hostile British trade policies threatened to cripple American commerce. Native Americans and Anglo-Americans clashed over territorial claims, and Spanish control of the Mississippi River threatened the economic ambitions of western migrants. Internally, critics of the new government plotted to force a second constitutional convention to overhaul the structure of the new government, and bitter regional disagreement over slavery threatened to shatter the compromises forged at the constitutional
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