Essay on Problems in Early America and the Articles of Confederation
After the American Revolution, there are many economic problems. To begin with, there are the war debts. The Congress owns France money. …show more content…
One specific economic problem is trade. First, they are restricted to directly trade with all British territories by the Navigation Act. The Americans trades mostly with British territories before the war, but now they can’t. If they want to trade with any British territories, they had to trade with England. Second, the British are dumping in American. England is selling their goods super cheap forcing the American manufacturers out of business. After all the American manufacturers bankrupt, they would raise their price sky high. Third, the states are fighting among themselves. Some states know the Americans will suffer when all the American manufacturers bankrupt, so they taxed all British imports to stop them from dumping. However, the British refused to pay tariffs and goes to another state, where there are no tariffs, to unload their goods. Then trade between states became a problem. The states that tax all British imports even tax the goods from the states that don’t tax the British, causing interstate disputes. To sum up, the American Revolution created a chain of trade problems.
The Articles of Confederation doesn’t give Congress the enough power to solve these problems in America. First, Congress doesn’t