April 13, 2010
Chapter 6 Summary
The Revolution brought along much change in the now United States. Post war changes occurred in the republic, this included politics. One important event was that of the Constitutional Convention in which men formulated and revised state constitutions and also developed the method by which frames of government were written and approved. The status of women was being defined and the idea of abolition rose in the North. The central government’s power of the nation was too low. Unity and power lacked in the Confederation. National debt, trade, and protection against the Spanish and Brits were several of the problems facing the Confederation. Economic troubles also gloomed over the new developing country. A major issue dealt with paper currency and how quickly inflation had occurred. Shays Rebellion was an issues in which state governments would not come to the aid of debtors in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina. During the reformation of the constitution, the question was whether to amend the Articles of Confederation or to write a completely new one. The Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan were two that were proposed. Conflict ensued between the states until the Great Compromise came to and established a bicameral congress which included the House of Representatives and the Senate. Men who fought against this new constitution were known as anti-federalists. But in the end the Federalists prevailed and the ratification of the Constitution continued.
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