Pennsylvania start the gradual emancipation first

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Pennsylvania start the gradual emancipation first, before they were even a state. All slaves were free by 1847.Elite decided to ignore slavery since it caused to my chaos.°Articles of Confederation (1781-89)These did not work, what they decided/their power was not enough since they were going off what they did in the past. And they didn’t have president/executive, no political rights for women, and states will give away their western land piece.
Didn’t have federal justice systemJohn Dickinson presents it. It showed up to the meeting with it already done.It could do: you can conduct wars and foreign affairs, borrow money, start issuing moneyIt could not: regulate trade, draft troops, or tax. Since they couldn’t tax they traded and taxed them, they printed money/borrowed money, and they sold land.Achievements of the ConfederationThey got federal land out west/organized western land effetely, soldwestern land and got money.Ordinance of 1784Ordinance of 1785Ordinance of 1787 (Northwest Ordinance)°Problems of ConfederationFrontier- problem with Spanish and expansion, British doesn’t leave/cant secure land, not safe/dangerousTrade- states form own trade lawsDiplomacy- Britain will not have anything to do with U.S., diplomacy is uneven/U.S. is like the new kid in school.Finance- U.S. has no money after they paid off war debts, no cash flow, federal government goes to state governments and asks for money and some say yes and some say no, 1781-1789 federal government asks states for $15 million.Unrest in the States-cant stop them form not following the rules.°Daniel ShayHe dies a lonely man somewhere near Boston, he wasn’t successfulShay’s Rebellion(1786-87) oDaniel and a group of people come out with a list of demands for Boston which include: forgot all debts, move capital, print money, stop taxing.oBoston demands that they are arrested for treason and to execute them. 4 of Shay’s guys are killed and the rest are arrested by militia.°John DickensonSays hey don’t need to change Articles of Confederation and there was a debate to reconstruct entire thing. Big question was: If they rewrote it, would it work or fail again?National Confederation in Philadelphia talk about what to do about Articles of Confederation and now they can tax and draft troops.
American Constitution (1786-1789)09/25/2014°James Madison
Father of the Constitution, created the “PowerPoint”. Original author of modern constitution before revisions. Before Thomas Jefferson’s revisions 39 signers changed entire government organization°ConstitutionDefinition: supreme law of the landHas been changed 27 times since 1787HAS to be signed and agreed upon by every state and it happened.

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