Trade and Commerce During the Constitutional Convention
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Because of the Articles of Confederation, the Congress could not regulate trade within the States.
The Revolutionary War caused the States to go into a great deal of debt and they were falling behind on their payments.
This angered Great Britain because the Americans weren't honoring the Treat of Paris, and weren't paying the money they owed England.
The States began to impose tariffs on each other, and they fought over borders.
Finally the Convention met in Philadelphia on February 21, 1787.
Here they revised the Articles of Confederation so the government could now control commerce.
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