Unit 3: Documents From The Revolution And Beyond

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Unit 3: Documents from the Revolution and Beyond Due to the lack of a strong central government, the colonies suffered under the Articles of Confederation. As a result of this suffering, the states sent representatives to conventions in Indianapolis and Philadelphia to create a new form of government.
Under the Article of Confederation, the power of the government rested in the hands of the state governments, which was then transferred to the national government. The national government had no courts, no power to levy taxes, regulate commerce, create an army and had no power to enforce its rules upon the states and individuals. While the Articles of Confederation unified the states to resist the British; but it gave each state control over
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