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What was the colonists first attempt at a government?
The Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation (1781-1789) were America’s first attempt to govern itself as an independent nation. They united the states as a confederation – a loose league of states represented in a Congress.
What were the biggest challenges that early America faced?
Like other nations born in anti-colonial revolutions, the United States faced the challenge of building a sound economy, preserving national independence, and creating a stable political system which provided a legitimate place for opposition. In 1790, it was not at all obvious that the Union would long survive.
Which of the following was a challenge that America faced in the era of the revolution?
What were the challenges faced by the early colonists?
The early colonists faced a number of difficulties as they attempted to settle the first colonies. The colonists arrived in new lands where the environmental conditions were extreme and they were ill-equipped to deal with them.
What was the problem with the Bermuda colony?
Evidence now shows a serious drought had engulfed the area during this time worsening conditions even for the local Indians. Faced with sickness, disease, malnutrition and retaliatory attacks by the Indians, the colony was brought to the brink of extinction. In May 1610, Sir Thomas Gates belatedly arrived with more than 100 survivors from Bermuda.
What was the problem with the Continental Army?
There were poor roads, the people in charge of delivering the supplies were not always honest, and ships had difficulties getting around British blockades. Army supplies, such as clothing and blankets, arrived late or not at all and food was often spoiled or damaged.
What was the problem of the New Republic?
The problems faced by the new republic went on from 1776 until the Constitution was ratified in 1787. These problems included a nonexistent executive branch under the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution addressed this issue by creating a President and an executive branch.