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1777 ? Congress adopted Articles of Confederation

o confirmed weak (uncertain) decentralized gov't

o Continental Congress ? chief coordinating agency

o power over states limited

D. Mobilizing for War

  • challenge in new gov't

o raising & organizing armies

o supplies & equip. for armies

o finding way to pay for everything

  • finding supplies a difficult ? shortages
  • Americans relied on stolen weapons/material from British
  • most war supplies from France
  • Congress ? no authority to levy taxes directly on people ? funds from states

o gov't w/no choice ? issue paper money

o inflation ? prices rose/value of paper money decreased

  • American merchants/farmers- business w/ British ? food shortages
  • failed efforts a gov't forced to borrow heavily from other nations
  • 1st great surge of patriotism faded in 1775 ? few in military

o states used persuasion & force

  • spring 1775 ? Congress ? created Continental army w/ single commander

o George Washington a admired, trusted, respected / took command in July 1775

  • Washington to deal w/ serious problems:

o moral/soldiers not happy w/low pay, short rations

  • discouraging winter of Valley Forge a congressmen conspired to replace Washington as commander in chief
  • aid of foreign military experts a Marquis de Lafayette (France)
  • Washington ? symbol of stability for army\

II...


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1777 ? Congress adopted Articles of Confederation

o confirmed weak (uncertain) decentralized gov't

o Continental Congress ? chief coordinating agency

o power over states limited

D. Mobilizing for War

  • challenge in new gov't

o raising & organizing armies

o supplies & equip. for armies

o finding way to pay for everything

  • finding supplies a difficult ? shortages
  • Americans relied on stolen weapons/material from British
  • most war supplies from France
  • Congress ? no authority to levy taxes directly on people ? funds from states

o gov't w/no choice ? issue paper money

o inflation ? prices rose/value of paper money decreased

  • American merchants/farmers- business w/ British ? food shortages
  • failed efforts a gov't forced to borrow heavily from other nations
  • 1st great surge of patriotism faded in 1775 ? few in military

o states used persuasion & force

  • spring 1775 ? Congress ? created Continental army w/ single commander

o George Washington a admired, trusted, respected / took command in July 1775

  • Washington to deal w/ serious problems:

o moral/soldiers not happy w/low pay, short rations

  • discouraging winter of Valley Forge a congressmen conspired to replace Washington as commander in chief
  • aid of foreign military experts a Marquis de Lafayette (France)
  • Washington ? symbol of stability for army\

II...


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The Continental Congress American Constitution v. The Articles of Confederation Continential Congress congress First Continental Congress Comparison of the British Parliament and the American Congress From 1781 to 1789 the Articles of Confederation provided the United States with an effective government. 106 Congress Congress Session Power in Congress The Congress Of Vienna The Need For Congress In The U.s AMERICA AND CONGRESS Congress And The Presidency Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce?

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