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Delegates concerns about states not fulfilling obligations, not paying war debts, fomenting conflict among themselves, erecting trade barriers between themselves, and internal insurrections, such as Shays' Rebellion.


National government powers over states, such as control of the militia to suppress insurrections and repel invasions, supremacy Clause.


Limits on national government powers, such as habeas corpus, ex post facto laws, bills of attainder, right to trial in criminal case, religious tests for public office.


Limits on state governments, e.g., cannot coin money, cannot make treaties.

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