LO-02b AFP Indepen, Expan, War-2-2

LO-02b AFP Indepen, Expan, War-2-2 - Independence,...

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Unformatted text preview: Independence, Expansion, and War Part 2 LO-03 1 Independence, Expansion, and War Part 2 General Americans generally optimistic at Wars end 1/2 of national territory lay across the Appalachians immigrants went westward Americans thought peace would bring trading opportunities For ships could enter US ports Amer could trade directly w/other Eur countries They could develop an extensive & free trade w/world Optimism of 1783 only partially fulfilled Trade did expand rapidly after revol But instant prosperity Americans expected in 1783 did not occur. Because of continued Amer economic dependence on Br & Its weak and ineffectual govt at home. Post-War Expectations v. Reality Expectations After war, a sweet reconciliation w/England Commercial privileges would be restored. Reality relations w/Br deteriorated Br slow to forget that Americans Thus Eng refused to resume pre-war trading privileges enjoyed by the colonies None of this would have mattered but Bulk of Americas trade cont to be w/Eng 2 Moreover, Br refused to evacuate the NW forts To add insult to injury Americas 1 st envoy/min/Amb to England was treated coldly And, Eng refused to accredit a minister to US But Americas worst enemy was its own govt Central govt under Articles of Confederation had little pwr Each of states had own customs service & tariff laws Amer diplo couldnt threaten commercial retaliation Indeed, w/peace came a full recognition of the limitations of an independence based on the Articles of Confederation During War Congress had raised a continental Army and constructed a Navy W/ peace these implied powers ended...
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course INTA 3110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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LO-02b AFP Indepen, Expan, War-2-2 - Independence,...

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