• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:24    |    
  • 02:02    |    
    Military rebellion
    • The Newburgh Conspiracy
    • Military takeovers
    • George Washington
      • Newburgh address
      • Reading glasses
    • Collapse of the conspiracy
  • 14:14    |    
    Articles of Confederation
    • Taxation
    • Trade across state lines
    • Citizenship
    • Independent states
  • 22:06    |    
    Philadelphia Convention
    • Constitution
    • Interstate Commerce Clause
    • Whiskey taxes
    • Equal treatment under the law
    • Union of the states
    • Rhode Island
    • Majority vote
  • 30:40    |    
    • Three-fifths compromise
    • Population in the South
  • 36:57    |    
    • Civil War
    • American Revolution
    • Unsolved issues
  • 45:06    |    
    Final words
  • 46:10    |    
    Final credits

The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 5, Part I)

New Media  | 01 de diciembre de 2009  | Vistas: 45

About this video

In this session, Ralph D. Anske looks at the challenges facing the newly established federal government after the Revolutionary War. He describes the Articles of Confederation and compares that document to the Constitution, which was adopted at the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. The key issues at the time included taxation—specifically how the federal government would raise funds—trade across state lines, and citizenship. Anske also examines the continuing problem of slavery, secession, and how George Washington defused the Newburgh Conspiracy.

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The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 5, Part I)
Ralph D. Anske

Academic Building, A-309
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, December 1, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, April 2010
Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz


Ralph D. Anske is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. During…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín