Under the leadership of Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a convention for the rights of women was held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. It was attended by between 200 and 300 people, both women and men. Its primary goal was to discuss the rights of women—how to gain these rights for all, particularly in the political arena. The conclusion of this convention was that the effort to secure equal rights across...
Deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation
No separate executive branch to carry out the laws of Congress
No national judiciary to handle offenses against the central government’s laws or to settle disputes between states
Congress did not have the power to levy taxes
Congress could not regulate interstate and foreign commerce
The states as well as Congress had the power to coin money, no national currency
Congress could not support an army or navy and was dependent on state...
President Lyndon Johnson announced his Great Society program during his State of the Union address in 1964. He outlined a series of domestic programs that he promised would eliminate poverty and inequality in the United States. By the end of Johnson’s term, Congress had implemented 226 of 252 his legislative requests.