How did the U.S. Constitution help early farmers?

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mkoren | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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The United States Constitution helped early farmers in a few ways.  One way farmers were helped is that the Constitution provided for an army.  The farmers, especially those on the frontier, were always concerned about attacks by the Native Americans.  By having an army that would fight the Native Americans, it sent a message to the farmers that the government cared about them. When we fought the Native Americans at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, we made it clear we would protect these farmers and others who lived on the frontier.  Another way the Constitution protected farmers is that made one set of trade laws for the country.  Since Congress controlled interstate trade, farmers didn’t have to worry about each state having different trade agreements with other countries.  There would be one set of trade laws for the country.  Thus, the Constitution was helpful to early farmers in our country.

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