After the American Revolution, America needed a new government. The Articles of Confederation became this government and was essentially the first constitution. Robert Henry Lee introduced these articles at the Second Continental Congress. Some people say these articles were effective on the nation, and in essence they were; they told our country exactly what they shouldn’t do. The articles were a stepping stone to the United States Constitution. They did not last long due to lack of problem solving on imperative issues. They attempted to revise them twice before the new constitution was created. These articles were a successful failure, and had very few accomplishments, but rather mistakes that would eventually help us learn how to run a country. There were multiple inadequate features of the Articles and one of those was the inability of Congress to tax. Our new country desperately needed to raise money. They issued a new currency was basically worthless and eventually they had to issue a certificate to repay domestic debts. Under this new gov't they had to ask each state for revenue and they had no right taxing the whole country. One of the biggest flaws, which contributed to the rejection and replacement of the articles, was the fact that the gov't needed a unanimous vote from all states in order to make an amendment. Also, actions in Congress required 9 votes. Considering our country consists of selfish people, it was very hard to change things because it was hard to agree. The Articles also only had a one house representative and didn’t have an executive branch, which means they didn’t have a needed leadership. This is why the articles were substituted and not revised. Another problem was that the articles couldn’t deal with domestic issues because the states had supremacy. Under the articles there was little to no central power in the federal gov't. One benefit though was that the central government did keep the Confederation together until it was replaced and also kept the nation out of war; which was exactly what we needed. Politicians and civilians feared a strong central government because of their experience with a monarchy in Great Britain. One of the accomplishments though was the Land Ordinance of 1785. This provided the sale of public lands in the West, which ultimately established new states in the future. Provisions included surveying lands, and providing education, which was very important.
revolutionary was the American Revolution?
One of the most important American leaders of the American Revolution, George Washington states that the enemy (The British) leaves them no choice but to bravely resist. They either win, or they die… but if they die, they are not dying for no reason but for their country’s honor. A revolution is a sudden or complete marked change in something. Some revolutions may cause little change while others can cause dramatic changes. Lets talk about revolution, in specific…
resistance and rebellion from Americans. The British imperial faced the same struggle the French faced against the British protestant, the Whig’s, ideology and belief. The Franco-American alliance forged in 1778 declared the opponents of the Whig and protestant as their enemy. The Briton renounced some Britons who were against the imperial rule while celebrating those who stood by the British imperial in the crisis. The resistance in the long run resulted to an American nation in the same time strengthening…
The American Revolution
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which rebels in the Thirteen American Colonies overthrew the authority of the British Crown and founded the United States of America. The American Revolution was the result of a series of social, political, and intellectual transformations in American society, government and ways of thinking. Starting in 1765 the Americans rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax…
Starting as a political upheaval of the thirteen colonies against the British Empire, the American Revolution led to the creation of the United States as an independent state. But it was also an social and political upheavals elsewhere, especially in Europe. The American Revolution had a major influence on the French Revolution which influenced the 19th century Europe by giving rise to demands for political and social changes.
The Stamp Act 1765, passed by the British Parliament in 1765 was the…
• also called the seven years war.
• British and French fought the war for the domination
of the colonial area.
• The Indians helped France success in winning when t
he war just began. Later on, British build a vast empir
e and gain lots of territory such as Canada from Franc
e and Florida from Span.
• However, British Empire was lacking money after the
war, and the Thirteen colonies stir up the American Re
volution after the British raised up the taxes.
French and Indian…
1. Marquis de Lafayette, a French nobleman who fought alongside Washington in the Revolution (Foner P. 318-319)
2. Nativism is negative feelings/attitudes against catholic immigrants nost visible during the early 1830’s to 1850’s. It rose as the amount of catholic immigrants to the Americas increased, which in turn instilled fear of change to the predominantly Protestant way of social and political living and ideas (Foner p. A.47 + p. 337)
3. When talking about land and freedom Foner describes…
The struggle for liberty and independence during the period of American Revolution laid the foundation for the creation of the new great nation which world view and life principles was totally based upon Enlightenment thinkers.
American Revolution took place during the second half of the 18th century. The first thirteen colonies became the United Stated of America and received independence from Britain. The reason was not only the cruelty of British colonists, but the fact that ideas of development…
Date | Event/Person | Explanation of significance |
1776 | American Revolution | The American Revolution had a great influence on liberal thought and the importance of human rights throughout Europe. It aimed to guarantee the freedom of speech, expression, and association; to separate powers between executive, legislature & judiciary. By that time, people started to realize the importance of human rights and the rights they deserved. Even though, the struggles and successes of the youthful…
ALL ARE NOT EQUAL
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All Are Not Equal
In The American revolution, women for the first time stood alongside men in the face of war. For eight years women proved to be an asset for the soldiers fighting for our great nation. The women were not physically fighting with them however once they got off that battle field they were there to assist and nurse the men back to health spiritually and mentally. Women had become…
What were the causes of the American Revolution?
The American Revolution began after a long-winded period of conflict between Britain and her American colonies. The basis for this conflict began when Britain wanted the colonists to assist in fighting the French and Indian War. The taxation that Britain heavily imposed upon the colonies left them angry and fighting for the removal of the duties. Their opposition took many forms, the most successful being the political group, the Sons of Liberty…