Essay about The Deficiencies Of The Confederation

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• The deficiencies of the Confederation, including the government 's inability to deal with instability or to handle economic problems effectively, and its powerlessness (Shay 's Rebellion) dissatisfied Americans
Framing A New Government
• 1783 - members (from Philadelphia) of the Confederation Congress went to New Jersey, then Annapolis, before settling in New York in 1785 to escape vengeful veterans
• Eighteen members voted on the Northwest Ordinance
Advocates of Centralization
• The majority believed they had fought the Revolutionary War to avoid tyrannical authority and wanted to keep political power in the states
• Wealthy and powerful groups supported a strong national government that would deal with the economic problems that directly affected these groups
• Society of…

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