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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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