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The framers of the United States Constitution made clear that the...
On February 3, 1787, George Washington wrote to Henry Knox, conveying his thoughts on both the recent Shays’ rebellion in Massachusetts and the Constitutional Convention.
The relationship between the North and the South was tenuous when Andrew Jackson came to office in 1828. Ever since the Constitutional Convention of 1787, northerners and southerners had fought over slavery and tariffs. Each region wanted to make sure their economies were protected in the new Union. Several times states threatened to leave the Constitutional Convention and abandon the writing of the Constitution. By the end of the Convention, both sides had made significant compromises to the Constitution such as the...