Pros And Cons Of Confederation Period

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Confederation and Constitution period ( 1783-1789) Introduction After American Revolution the states were in the situation where they couldn’t pay off the war debts, or negotiate and regulate commerce with foreign nations. In fact the relationship between the states were shaken as they had to compete for trade opportunities which was taken advantage of by Britain- still the world’s strongest trading nation. State governments tended to be dominated by their legislatures and thus provided little effective check on violent and dominant factions. The need for a strong national government became obvious. Once the British system of government was rejected, the states, operating under the “Articles of Confederation,” saw…show more content…
Under the Articles the states retained sovereignty over all governmental functions not specifically deputed to the central…show more content…
Government of states 2. Problems of free-riding and coordination 3. No independent source of revenue 4. No direct taxing authority, entirely dependent upon the State governments to contribute 5. No power over interstate and foreign commerce 6. Little coordination over trade (and competition among states) meant it was difficult for the nation's economy to prosper as a whole. 7. No uniform currency 8. States coined their own money and regulated its supply, so values of currency varied from state to state. 9. No executive or
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