scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 580
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union were drafted by a committee headed by John Dickinson on July 12 1776 The colonies were still weary of strong central government after the problems they faced with the Parliament in England Therefore rather than granting authority to a central government the Articles of Confederation gave the majority of power to the statesWhile Congress had power over foreign affairs war and peace coinage postal service and Indian affairs there were no courts to enforce the resolutions laws and taxes on the states Instead Congress relied on state requisitions which states could easily ignore TindallShi 208Important acts required a special majority in which nine out of the thirteen states had to approve of the act This was used in measures taken with war treaties coinage finances and the army and navy All amendments to the Articles required unanimous ratification Congress was also weary of executive power There was no head of government but rather a President of Congress whom was re-elected yearly Committees were made for nearly everything Organization was poor and one man served on eighty committees at one timeCongress also set up three departments Foreign Affairs Finance and War These were much like the departments later set up in the Constitution Due to the little power held by Congress many problems sprang up States began coining their own money and refusing to trade with one another A central bank could not be set up because the required amendment did not receive a unanimous vote from the states Debt in the states grew from 11 million to 28 million Indian lands were trampled by white settlers Farmers became angry because crop prices dropped and their land taxes were increased in order to gain revenue for war debts Captain Daniel Shays a war veteran and farmer led a rebellion of 1200 farmers against the federal arsenal in Springfield in 1787 TindallShi 216 They wanted a better monetary policy consisting
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA