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Government from power points
Terms in this set (21)
power to coining money
bonds to be trusted by other people
What did the bondholders want?
wanted to make sure the government paid them back
so that states could not rint their own money
refuse demands of local debtors
what did money lenders want?
-protections for slavery
-military to protect against slave revolt
-sell produce to other states
-internationall negotiate trade
what did the planters want?
-military to get rid of Native Americans
-sort out competing land claims
-deefend land claims
-increase land value
what did the speculators want?
-taxes and tariffs
what did merchants want?
tax on imports so Americans would have to buy from American merchants
no taxes on goods passing between states
-stong military that would reward the soldier class
-tax powers to pay pensions
-orderly society with code of honor
what did the cincinnati want?
arrangement to provide people with an income when they are no longer earning a regular income from employment
-no taxes on wealth
-qualifications for voting
-more "national government"
-positions of prestige
what did the elite want?
more national government
unresponsive to localized political impulses
whose concerns did the constitution reflect?
supporters of the constitution, wanted strong national gov. and executive insulated from people
who were the federalist and what did they want?
opposed the constitution, feared threat to state gov. and wanted strong legislative branch
who were the anti-federalists and what did they want?
Bill of Right, Thomas Jefferson
what did conditional supporters want and who was their leader?
don't tell anyone about the constitution being formded
only required 9 states to approve
how did they ignore amendment rules?
-rushed voting before opposition could arise
-didn't pay delegates, bias toward coastal town
-bullied delgates into participating
-had to vote on entire document at once
what were their strategic advantages?
-"necessary and proper"
-voting qualifications left up to the state
-president has "power" but with a lot of congressional checks
-called constitution "supreme law of the land"
-no direct mention of slavery
how did vague wording help?
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