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date: 07 August 2020

Constitutional Convention of 1787. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
John P. KaminskiJohn P. Kaminski

By late 1786, only three years after the end of the Revolutionary War, most Americans had concluded that the Confederation Congress was too weak to deal with the social, economic, political, and diplomatic problems confronting the nation. Minimally, Congress needed power to tax through a tariff and to regulate foreign and interstate commerce. Repeated attempts to amend the ... ...

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