Contrast The Effectiveness Of The American Government Under The Articles Of Confederation Under The Constitution

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4) Compare and contrast the effectiveness of the American government under the Articles of Confederation with its effectiveness under the Constitution (ratified between 1787-90). Why did not more rebellion such Shays' occur after 1787? The American government was vastly different when it was administering under the Articles of Confederation compared to the Constitution. The biggest difference was shown in the economy. In fact, various major economical issues existed under the Articles of Confederation. The war had aggravated a great part of the American economy, inciting chaos. In the Atlantic Ocean, the British Navy had incredible dominance and obliterated most American boats, affecting trade vastly. At the point when the battling arrived at an end in 1781, the economy was in shambles. Travel and trade to Britain was limited. Further, British law denied trade with Britain's residual sugar colonies in the Caribbean. The American government struggled managing money. It lacked the authority to levy taxes, and it instead only had the power to request it from states. It also lacked a federal court system as well as the authority to regulate interstate trade. It was unable to resolve disputes between states effectively, and was unorganized to the point where they struggled to pay their obligations to other countries. Congress also lacked power to raise a military and deal with military issues federally - instead they relied on contributions by state. Representation was also

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