Confidential Report, September 1787
Under the Articles of Confederation the Congress has the powers to make foreign treaties, declare war, print and borrow money, set up mail delivery systems, make rules for setting up western lands, also they had the power to raise and lead army and navy. Collect taxes, Make foreign treaties, declare war, print and borrow money, set up mail delivery system, make rules for setting up western lands, raise and lead army and navy, send soldiers and officers to the army and navy, establish courts to settle disputes, and elect or appoint leaders to enfore the law are all strengths of the new government under the Articles of Confederation. The weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation is the lack to control serious issues like taxes on trade goods and the need for one common currency. People did not react good to this new government. Businessmans business was great but they did not like the violence and they want a stronger government. Farmers felt they need to postpone taxes until things get better because taxes was so high and they couldn't take care of there families and they going to lose there farm and go to prison and if the tax situation don't improve they will cause more attacks.I think the tax situation will not get better so therefore it will be a lot of violence.