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The nationalist movement for a stronger government was not a reaction to excesses following the revolution rather it was a reaction to inadequacies The Articles of Confederation gave the United States Congress almost no power in making decisions that would determine the laws of the country and taxation The nationalist movement led to the constitutional convention that founded the United States Constitution that ultimately replaced the Articles of Confederation Under the Articles of Confederation Congress was denied the right to tax the citizens it represented During peace time this may have been a minor issue but when it came time to fight a war or or pay off the Revolutionary War debts Congress found themselves begging states for financial aid States rarely cooperated with Congress by giving them the money they asked for and Congress was powerless about this It needed more power and authority If Congress wanted to add or change a national law every state had to agree by ratifying it otherwise it failed rather than the now more appropriate two thirds of the representatives Congress was expected to handle the nations business such as military issues state to state disputes foreign relations and Native American affairs under such limitations The Articles of Confederation united the weak national government of the United States by only two things one was the United States Congress the other was an acknowledgement of the fact that the states were physically close together Congress united the states by attempting to make laws and set guidelines The states were acting as though they were each independent countries not one unified republic After the war but before England had even officially signed a treaty merchant ships from Europe surged into American ports and offered consumer items People who had put off buying things during the war because of the British blockade or because of personal hardship now jumped at the chance to buy goods from Europe A sudden revival of
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