During the mid-18th Century, English colonists appealed to the metropole for the redress of various grievances. considering the ethics and civics of the elite members of colonial society seeking change (later known to us as the Patriots). What ethical considerations did they take into account in seeking redress of their grievances? and How did they fail in the creation of the first American government under the Articles of Confederation?
The 18th century had great significance in American history; it incorporated some concepts that rhymed with the awakening period. The period covers the stages undertaken in the American constitution's development and the impacts of the Bill of Rights. The patriots adhered to ethics that emphasized suitable approaches in agitating for the rights and adoption of changes that enhanced the development of the constitution, hence better governance systems and developed society (Bruneau & Thomas). The patriots were philosophers who advocated for the American Revolution; revolutions happened in series, which resulted in the developed nation with better organizational strategies. The recommendations by patriots adhered to natural law and never violated government functions despite the diverse social and political variations.
The philosophies championed honored majority ideas via dependence on principles and opinions of the residents. Despite ethical considerations in agitating for their grievances, the first American government's formation under the Articles of Confederation failed. The failure resulted from several factors; first, the articles presented for Congress's approval resulted in a war-time Confederation of States, which had a minimal central government (Dougherty & Keith, 2006). The procedures made official by the document to utilize by Congress later were realized to have several limitations. Additionally, the central government was considered very weak, resulting in the collapse of the first American government.
The Articles of Confederation had lengthy procedures of amendment; this resulted in delays on issues that needed immediate action, like the collection of taxes necessary to fund the central government (Totten & Robbie, 79). Additionally, the voluntary efforts by states to fund the central government resulted in drawbacks. The states failed to donate, and the central government lacked funds to maintain influential military forces and sustain its functions running effectively hence falling the first government.
The 18th century had great significance in American history; it incorporated some concepts that rhymed with the awakening period.