Now Prosperity: You will never know how much it cost us to preserve your freedom; I hope that you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that I took half the pains to preserve it. -John Adams. Critical Period: 1781-1789. Impact of Revolution Republicanism
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You will never know how much it cost us to preserve your freedom; I hope that you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that I took half the pains to preserve it.
Critical Period: 1781-1789
Impact of Revolution
Articles of Confederation
Federalists and anti-Federalists
Occupational Make-up of Several State Assemblies: 1780s
Articles and Accomplishment
Land Ordinance: 1785
The United States: 1787
U.S. owed France & Spain
Individual states owed money to citizens who loaned $ to states
U.S. Gov’t owed soldier’s for fighting in war; debts to Loyalists & British
American Imports & Exports w/ Britain: 1783-1789
** What conclusions can we make about the economic plan inherent in the Article of Confederation?
States held more power than the national gov’t: states couldn’t tax, regulate trade or enforce its laws
REASON IN SIMPLISTIC TERMS:
States feared authoritative power like that in England
Disputed Territorial Claims between U.S. and Spain: 1783-1796
Federalists and anti-Federalists at end of War
Ratification of Constitution