England and America After Independence a Short Examination of Their International Intercourse, 1783-1872 (Classic Reprint) by Edward SmithEngland and America After Independence a Short Examination of Their International Intercourse, 1783-1872 (Classic Reprint) by Edward Smith

England and America After Independence a Short Examination of Their International Intercourse, 1783…

byEdward Smith

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Excerpt from England and America After Independence a Short Examination of Their International Intercourse, 1783-1872

Amid the joy and congratulations with which the young confederacy stood alone, prepared for a glorious future, there remained the anxious thought in the minds of far seeing Americans that one important matter required early attention. The United States wanted, first of all, a stable form of government, which should give cohesion to the elements of the new republic, and enable it to present a dignified front to the older countries of Europe. Credit with Europe was of supreme importance to them. Escape from faction at home was a matter of no less serious con cern. The struggle for Independence had made them a Union. But it seemed that, peace having relieved them from the pressing need of coalition, the want of dignity and sound authority in the government would sooner or later end in anarchy and disruption. It was the greatest peril to the confederacy that the several States were often nu willing to concur in measures of public utility - could not make the needful sacrifices for securing national stability. Congress was powerless to enforce the provisions of the treaty of peace. More than twelve months had elapsed between the signing of the preliminary treaty and its final ratification in January, 1784. Such was the apathy (per haps mingled with distrust) which was shown by some of the States, that many weeks elapsed before the attendance of the required number could be procured, and then only twenty-three members were present at the ratification.

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Title:England and America After Independence a Short Examination of Their International Intercourse, 1783…Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:August 6, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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