February 26, 1787
Dear Members of Congress,
The United States of America is going to fall apart and will not survive. I am going to try to convince you that a change in Congress is crucial. The government is weak, and the states have the power to do things that congress cannot do. I want to have things worked out and replaced. I hope that everything will go as planned.
In some branches there are no working people, and no courts to carry out laws. There are no judges to solve problems. If there is a problem it would take days to just get the understanding of it. A crime would happen and Congress would walk away. The solution to this problem is to create a force to stop this, so some crimes wouldn’t be handled by the courts all the time, and the Executive and Judicial branches should be worked out.
Congress is arguing about laws, taxes and other important things. A farmer named Shay is angry because the state of Massachusetts is putting too many taxes on homes so Shay had to sell his sword to just pay off his taxes. People are going to jail for not paying debt. Congress cannot do their job and work problems out. The solution to this problem is to pick the best ideas and laws and make it better.
Other states do not want to trade with us because every state has its only currency so no trading occurs. Congress is also weak and empty. The solution to this problem is to have the same currency in the nation.
If this does not change the government will fall apart and, there will be no laws tofollow, and breakaways. One day America will just be a land.
If you do fix this problem America will be saved.
Sincerely George Washington
Created by Terry Hongell, Pocantico Hills School, November, 2010