Gunny G: RETHINKING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION… “The prevailing historical interpretation of the country under the Articles of Confederation is an example of the harm that has resulted from the ignorance of economics among generations of historians.” By ARTHUR SCOTT TRASK

Posted: May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
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…..Thus do we see how the period of the Articles of Confederation was not characterized by chaos and increasingly bad economic times, as historians tend to assume.

Rather, the Articles proved themselves to be a perfectly viable structure for a free society, encouraging trade and prosperity and adherence to the highest ideals of 1776.

English: 13-cent Articles of Confederation com...

English: 13-cent Articles of Confederation commemorative stamp issued September 30, 1977 commemorating the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the Articles of Confederation at York Town, Pennsylvania. It depicts members of the Continental Congress in conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: 13-cent Articles of Confederation commemorative stamp issued September 30, 1977 commemorating the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the Articles of Confederation at York Town, Pennsylvania. It depicts members of the Continental Congress in conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The driving forces for the creation of the central government with the Constitution involved economic imbalances and debts leftover from the war with Britain.

The federalists, ideologically attached to protectionist and nationalist theories, exploited both real and false fears in the hope of resolving these imbalances, but they ended up by recreating what the founding generation had struggled so hard to overthrow ten years earlier.

The strong central authority they created would in time reproduce every statist feature of the British system—political corruption, perpetual debt, debilitating taxation, consolidated power, and a global empire. Such was not the promise of the Revolution……

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