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Unformatted text preview: The Constitution & the New Republic, 1787-1800 The US under the Articles, 1781-1787 One house congress w/ no executive or judicial Inability to levy national taxes Each state printed their own worthless paper $$$ Tariffs of goods across state lines Issues when drafting the constitution Representation- the Great Compromise provided for a 2-house Congress (House & Senate) one based on population & the other would be equal Slavery- 3/5 Compromise & slaves could be imported for at least 20 more years Trade- Commercial Compromise gave Congress the right to regulate interstate & foreign trade & place tariffs Powers & election of the president- electoral college Federalists & Anti-federalists Federalists- strong central govt. Anti-federalists- states rights The Federalist Papers- J. Madison, A. Hamilton, & J. Jay explained provisions of the constitution Adding the Bill of Rights- (1) freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, & petition (2) right to bear arms (3) no quartering soldiers required (4) no unreasonable...
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- Spring '08
- The Federalist Papers