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The Critical Period
Hard Knock Life. . . • Inflation, Inflation • Money is printed by each state • Counterfeiting is at all time high • Soldiers from revolution have not been paid
Hard Knock Life. . . • Shays Rebellion • Soldiers of the Revolution came home to find families dead or destitute, the states that begged them to go to war never paid them, and now have foreclosed their properties for nonpayment of taxes. • Daniel Shay and band of patriots take matters in to their own hands in Massachusetts
Our 1 st Constitution The Articles of Confederation 1. 2. 3. 4. Weaknesses No power to make war/peace Couldn’t send and receive Ambassadors Couldn’t make treaties Couldn’t borrow money 5. Couldn’t setup a monetary system 6. Couldn’t build a navy 7. No Post Offices and Roads 8. Had to ask states for troops 9. No uniformed standard of weights and measures 10. Couldn’t settle disputes b/w States
Midnight in the Gardens of Annapolis and Philadelphia • Annapolis • Meeting was set to fix the Articles of Confed. weaknesses. • 7 People showed up of 54 • Philadelphia • Delegates agree to secretly draft a new constitution.
Creating the Constitution The Plans and Compromises • Virginia Plan • Bicameral legislature • House of Rep-Based on population/Senatebased on wealth • Slaves count toward representation • Connecticut Compromise • Bicameral Legislature • House –population • Senate- Equal Rep. • New Jersey Plan • Unicameral legislature • States Equally Represented • St. Gov. Can remove President • Judiciary appt. by Pres. • 3/5 th Compromise • 3 of every 5 slaves count towards representation in House
More Compromises. . . • Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise • No importation of slave after 1808