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A Brilliant Solution Sample Lessons A Brilliant Solution Colonial Problems during the government under the Articles of Confederation (from Carol Berkin)

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3 A Brilliant Solution Colonial Problems during the government under the Articles of Confederation (from Carol Berkin)

4 “A Sense of Gloom” Colonies were under a sense that there was a darker side to each of the hard won freedoms of the American Revolution; the loss of advantages of British citizenship

5 The Seas American Merchant Marine: no protection in the high seas Could not pay the ruler of Tripoli New England fishermen Barbary Coast pirates – vicious!

6 Economic Markets Post war depression Foreclosures, evictions skyrocketed Each state: currency Angry debtors asking for money Chesapeake tobacco planters Backcountry farmers States tried to exploit one another

7 Loss of ability to negotiate with foreign powers and tribes British openly defied the terms of Paris Peace Treaty Commanders operated as a “agent provocateurs” Spain closed the Port of New Orleans No military clout

8 Low Morale of Congress poor attendance work nearly came to a halt negativity Sale of western lands?

9 Shay’s Rebellion Massachusetts farmer rebelled - realization of weakness More states were now committed to resolving the problems.

10 of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People

11 of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People COLLECTIVE responsibility

12 of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People Selflessness Trumps self Interest— Seeking the common good

13 of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People Importance of Maintaining order

14 of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People Importance of Maintaining FREEDOM

15 of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. We the People Responsibility To future generations

16 Problem of Representation Small States vs Large States

17 Colony Populations

18 References Center for Civic Education Dr. Stephen Frantzich, USNA Carol Berkin, A Brilliant Solution


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