During the time period of the Articles of Confederation , Congress lacked much power and was never capable of contributing the money to get the United States out of their war debt. On Feburary 27 , 1783 , a delagate from Virginia named Jospeh WJones wrote a letter to George Washington explaining that those serving the army were unable to recieve the justice that they deserve , because Congress' inability to meet their request for bonuses and back-pay , which truly reflected the horrible diposition and debt that the United states' economy was in after the war. Tresury Secretary Alexander Hamilton urged Congress to have the federal government pay off its debts at face value. The national debt swelled to $75 million causing him to put forth the economy crippling excise tax. On March 7 1785 , John Jay wrote instructions for the United States Minister and sent them to Great Britain, In the document , he explained to the
The Articles of Confederation – DBQ The Articles of Confederation failed to provide proper leadership and government to the United States economically, politically, and socially. The Confederation’s lack of control over their states led to disarray and confusion among trade and taxes. There was also an issue convincing state officials to participate in the government as well as settling disputes between the states and even other countries. The Articles of Confederation had problems getting a hold on their economic situation. The nation was quite poor from the Revolution and had loans from the French that it was unable to pay back.
The failure of foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 can be attributed to many things. The combination of Henry's isolation from European affairs and the fact that his attempts to raise tax were ultimately unpopular failures, meant that he had no way to impose himself upon Europe. Even when he did manage to scrape together the finances needed for a strong foreign policy his reliance on his allies led to disaster. As soon as Henry took the throne in 1509, it was obvious that he was a king that wanted to fight a war. However, wars generally led to very expensive costs to the country.
Since the government could not set up a national currency, and states were allowed to make their own, this caused trade between states to be very difficult. In Joseph Jones letter to George Washington (DOC C), he wrote how war veterans felt mistreated when they were not paid and the pay that was earned did not have much value. Jones wrote “One ground of discontent in the army is the delay in complying with their requests.” By never giving congress the power to establish a set currency for the nation, money traded between each state had
However, some people, such as Jefferson and small farmers opposed his ideas, because they believed in states' rights and a strict interpretation of the constitution, which led to the split of two different political parties. Before Hamilton's plan, America was having financial problems. There were war debts that were unpaid and individual states and even Congress issued worthless paper money. Hamilton created a plan that would first pay down the national debt and then assume the debt of the states. This was called the Assumption Plan.
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
The British embarrassed the Confederation by keeping frontier forts on the American side of the boundary set up by the peace treaty. III Weakness of the Articles of Confederation 1.There were many weaknesses and the congress could not establish a common currency. 2. Without money the federal government could not pay or fund the large war debts. Congress was not getting enough money from the states and need lots more.
John Hughes and Benjamin Franklin came up with the Stamp Act which many people did not like. (DOC G) John Hughes was beggining to run the government down into nothing. Which would cause more taxes for the Americans and whatnot. The Americans would really begin to not like John Hughes and want to separate from Britian even more. So these were some of the reasons tt the American colones separated from the British.
Procopius In The Secret History Procopius writes an extremely unfavorable account of the Emperor Justinian and his time on the thrown. He focuses his writing not only on Justinian and his wife Theodora but also his general Belisarius who Procopius accompanied on campaign and Belisarius’ wife Antonina. This account was extremely different compared with various other historical accounts and leaves the reader somewhat skeptical about the accuracy of the book. Justinian’s accomplishments far outweighed the stories that Procopius wrote about so historians like Peters and Sarris have called him and enemy of the Emperor and even a shady character and instead they focused on his accomplishments and how his laws, with some updates, were used until the end of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. (Peters, 94) Procopius in The Secret History criticizes Justinian throughout the book.
In my opinion Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) was a massive failure. As the US did not meet its official aims and objectives of stopping the spread of communism to Vietnam. It caused a lot of inexperienced soldiers to lose their lives. Also having a major effect on America its self as the country battled to juggle money to afford the cost of the war. But one of the hardest battle’s for the US was to keep their own countries support.