PLSC Day 5
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Date Created: 09/19/16
Day 5 8/31 1775 Revolution Starts Lexington/Concord 13 Colonies no union 1st/2nd Continental Congress (philadelphia) Independence Hall Not a government “act in war” authority Delegates asked state→ 7/4/1776 Independence Worried they were going to lose the war Declaration made them 13 independent states/could so whatever they wanted (no form of government) Articles of Confederation 1st Constitution 1777 (York, PA) (First U.S. Capital) British were in Philly At this point the states wanted a weak government Continental Congress had… No power to tax Pay for war Relying on donations Power was very much still with the states The states had all the money (could print the money) States had Militias (How are you supposed to keep an army together if you had no money to pay them and they couldn’t agree/ only wanted to defend their own state) States had most of the army People didn’t know how to fight Confederation a loose union most power is spread out Federation a central government 1781 Win war (yorktown) → peace treaty War is over → 13 colonies have problems No common enemy Problems with the colonies: After the war 1. Debt from the war (how to pay?) 2. U.S. dollar is worthless 3. Economic chaos 1787 Constitution Convention States had control They could sign treaties (making deals with other countries) House Tariffs taxing other states Arguments over borders between states Independence Hall → Consitution Convention Tired to fix the articles → decided to completely get rid Move from confederation → federation (stronger central government) Before Civil War → U.S. are → after → U.S. is Federalism How much power should the states have compared to the central government Arts of Confederation Same amount of votes per state No president (No executive branch) No supreme court
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