history hw (2) - laws. The states, however, could enforce...

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Julia Nan Mr. Merril AP US History 30 September 2009 Cause of the Adaptation of a New Constitution The Revolutionary War was a milestone in the history of America. This war marked the separation of the United States and a completely independent new nation. Although, America has gained freedom from England’s government, there exist new problems with the American government and the Articles of Confederation. The disunity, economical problems, and the inflexibility of changing the constitution caused by the post Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation lead the adaptation of the new constitution. The disunity caused by the weak central government also let to the adaptation. The central government under the Articles was too weak since the majority of the power rested in the states. Under the Articles, there was only a unicameral legislature, so there was no separation of powers. There was also no president, no established court system, and every state had only one vote in the congress creating a hard time for the congress to enforce the
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Unformatted text preview: laws. The states, however, could enforce the laws and ignored them when they wanted to. Moreover, congress can't keep the states following the Treaty of Paris; many of the states had their own foreign negotiations. The economical problems in the post war America also contributed to the adaptation of a new constitution. After the war, America was heavily in debt to the French, Germans and some other nations. Congress had no way to raise funds to pay off the debt because the Article didnt give the power to the congress to tax. The government had to borrow money from the states, but the states usually refuse to lend money. Also, paper money was worthless at the time Changing the Articles was also hard since an amendment can only be approved by a unanimous vote of all the states and 9 out of the 13 states had to approve to make a decision on a major issue, making policy making very inflexible and making it very hard for new law to pass....
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