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Challenges of the Articles of Confederation


"When the Articles of Confederation were drafted, Americans had little experience of what a national government could do for them and bitter experience of what an arbitrary government could do to them. In creating a central government they were therefore more concerned with keeping it under control than with giving it the means to do its job."
-Edmund S. Morgan, The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, 1956
Which of the following pieces of evidence would best support the author’s conclusion?
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