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John Fiske

The War of Independence

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  • Алексей Трубецкойhas quoted5 years ago
    George III. tried to form an alliance with Russia, and offered the island of Minorca as an inducement. Russia declined the offer
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    During these troubled years Congress was busy with plans for organizing this territory, which at length resulted in the famous Ordinance of 1787 laying down fundamental laws for the government of what has since developed into the five great states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    An amendment to the Articles of Confederation had been proposed, giving Congress the power of levying customs-duties and appointing the collectors. By the summer of 1786 all the states except New York had consented to this. But in order to amend the articles, unanimous consent was necessary, and in February, 1787, New York's refusal defeated the amendment. Congress was thus left without any immediate means of raising a revenue, and it became quite clear that something must be done without delay.
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