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c. Powers: Wage war, treaties, send diplomatic representatives, borrow money. No power to regulate commerce or collect taxes, no executive power to enforce laws. d. Accomplishments: i. Won war and served the purpose of being an immediate government after the war despite its shortcomings ii. Land Ordinance of 1785 : Surveying and selling western lands. Policy set aside a section of land in each township for public education. Hopes to raise revenue to pay off national debt. iii. Northwest Ordinance of 1787 : Set rules for creating new states between Great Lakes and the Ohio River. Limited self-government to the developing territory and prohibited slavery. e. Problems: i. Financial: War debts unpaid, inflation. Congress relied on monetary donations. ii. Foreign: Britain and Spain threaten to take advantage of U.S. weakness in their interest for western lands due to their lack of unity iii. Domestic: Shay’s Rebellion of 1786 , farmers rebelled against high state taxes, imprisonment for debt, and lack of paper money. Massachusetts militia broke Shay’s rebellion. SOCIAL CHANGE 1. Abolition of Aristocratic Titles: Legislature couldn’t grant titles of nobility, no feudal practices of primogeniture. Large estates confiscated, subdivided, and sold to raise money for the war. 2. Separation of Church and State: No financial support for any religious group. New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts had support through religious tax (discontinued in 1830’s).
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3. Women: Some women fought in the war (Mary McCauley/Molly Pitcher in Monmouth, Deborah Sampson). Women ran family farms and businesses and provided war effort items. Remained second-class status. 4. Slavery: Continental Congress abolished importation of slaves. North ended slavery, some in South voluntarily freed them. Later, many saw slavery as a pillar to the economy (found religious and political justifications). Was not solved with the Articles of Confederation. Chapter 6: The Constitution and New Republic (1787-1800) THE US UNDER THE ARTICLES 1. Consisted of a one-house Congress, no separate executive, no separate judiciary 2. Occurred between 1781-1787 FOREIGN PROBLEMS 1. Failed to adhere to the Treaty of Paris which required they restore property to Loyalists and repay debts to foreigners 2. Failed to stop the Britain from maintaining military outposts on the western fronts and restricting trade 3. States did not trust each other and made tariffs that made trade difficult domestically ECONOMIC WEAKNESS AND INTERSTATE QUARRELS 1. Reduced foreign trade and limited credit because of debts a. Annapolis Convention - Conference at Mt. Vernon to review what could be done about the country’s inability to overcome critical problems with representatives from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania. Madison and Hamilton persuaded others to hold it in Pennsylvania - 1786 DRAFTING THE CONSTITUTION AT PHILADELPHIA - called upon 13 states, Rhode Island refused - 1787 1. The Delegates: George Washington (chairperson), Franklin (unifying influence), Madison (directed Articles of Confederation “Father of the Constitution” 2.
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