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  • Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution
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    America vs. Destiny The citizens of the United States of America take for granted the hard work and rough times that the fore-fathers of this country went trough to shape the way we live today. There were many things happening during the post-Revolution years that affected the way this country was formed. If some of these decisions had not been made, or had been made a different way, this nation not exist here today in its present form. The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution had mons...
  • Weaknesses In The Articles Of Confederation
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    The Constitutional Convention to revise the Articles of Confederation ended up resulting in the overthrow of the Articles and the writing of the Constitution. Originally, the Articles of Confederation had provided America with a loose form of government that gave more power to the states than anything else. While at first this seemed to be the most logical way to govern the new country - seeing as how they were trying to avoid a central authority such as a powerful national government - it ended...
  • Articles Of Confederation The Congress
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    As the first written constitution of the United States, the Articles of Confederation created a legislature where each state was represented equally. The Congress had jurisdiction over foreign relations with the authority to form alliances and make treaties, make war and peace, sustain an army and navy, coin money, establish a postal service, create admiralty courts, and settle disputes between states. Thus, the power vested in Congress allowed it to operate with moderate control over the states...
  • Major Problem Of The Articles Of Confederation
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    Government under the Articles of confederation could not deal effectively with many issues that arose during the 1780's. Despite it's many weaknesses, the new government accomplished a great deal. The western lands became the prize and treasure of the new government. Since the Articles of Confederation could only request financial support form the states instead of demanding taxes, these western lands replaced taxes. The so called 'public domain'; or unsettled land were larger than all the estab...
  • The First Continental Congress
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    The United Kingdom had been the dominating force of government in the colonies since the arrival of the first settlers. These colonists benefited significantly from British rule. They were provided with an ordered, limited, representative government (A government which was later to be used as the model to form their own). After 150 years of colonial rule, the ties between the two became strained. The three major factors that changed colonists' attitudes towards British rule were the Sugar Act of...
  • Effective Government Under The Articles Of Confederation
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    Articles of Confederation It would have been very difficult to run an effective government under the Articles of Confederation. Many of the great minds politically active after the American Revolution realized this; thus arrived the birth of one of the greatest political documents of all time: The Constitution. With the implement of the Constitution, the United States government became effective. The product of some of the greatest minds to ever exist in this world, the Articles did have some po...
  • The Need For A Centralized Government
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    Articles of Confederation vs. Constitution The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, although vastly different in their philosophies of governing the nation, both played a big role in setting the stage for America's economy in the upcoming nineteenth century. A few years after the Articles of Confederation were drafted many politicians and economists, such as Alexander Hamilton, began to see problems with the decentralized form of government that was created by this document. These adv...
  • Federal Government By The Articles Of Confederation
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    DB 1985 The colonists were living in a brand new country that had no track record. Considering that the articles of confederation had no precedent to follow, and no other government to imitate; the articles were fairly good. However, the Articles of Confederation could have been more effective than they were. Effective does not necessarily mean that the government was strong. It does mean that the government was able to provide the people with the kind of government they wanted and needed. Also,...
  • Articles Of Confederation
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    HISTORY LESSON 5 Discussion of the Articles of Confederation What was the basic purpose of the Articles of Confederation? What powers did the Articles of Confederation give to the states? To the national government? Why did the Articles of Confederation create a weak central government? Why were these Articles called by those who drafted them 'a firm league of friendship'? What citizens might have supported the Articles as they were written? What groups may have wanted more power given to the na...
  • Government Under The Articles Of Confederation
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    The Articles of Confederation was America's first constitution. The Articles of Confederation were adopted by Congress in 1777 and provided for a "firm league of friendship" between the thirteen independent states. The Articles were in force from March 1, 1781, to June 21, 1788 and had both positive and negative effects on the states. The Articles of Confederation provided a very effective form of government with respect to the western lands but, in contrast, the government under the Articles of...
  • Articles Of Confederation
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    Argued from both sides, the Articles of Confederation could have been either effective or non effective for the United States government. Many aspects are looked at to determine which is true about the Articles of Confederation and one is land. After the American Revolution, Americans were granted all land up to the Mississippi River. Some of the larger States (Va. mainly) and Conn. and Mass. decided to extend their area all the way to the Mississippi. This ticked off Rhode Island resulting in t...
  • Effective Form Of Government For Western Lands
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    Before the Constitution, there was the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was a new national government that reserved freedom, sovereignty, and independence for the states. The Articles of confederation provided an effective form of government for western lands, on the contrary, foreign relations were not were not as well benefited from it. The Confederation's major contributions were Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 to the American life. The Ordinance ...
  • Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution
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    Intro in American Government Comparing the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution Hello my name is and I have come today to tell you about the similarities and the differences of the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. Just a little background information about myself, I am a Government major at California Polytechnic University of Pomona. I was asked here today to discuss the matters stated previously. Some of you may be pondering the importance of the Articles...
  • Articles As A Loose Confederation Of States
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    In the 1770's, as America's great thinkers and writers were declaring their desire for independence; they also established a committee to lay the foundation for the American form of government. These brilliant writers and philosophers hesitantly began designing the national level of government for use in America and named their final draft the Articles of Confederation. Out of their utter distrust of a centralized government, due to their association with the English monarchial system, the draft...
  • Healthy Economic State In America
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    The Articles of Confederation was a compact made by the original thirteen states of the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781, and set standards that each state should follow in order to maintain democracy and their "league of friendship". In effort to keep their newly won independence, they failed to create a strong enough central government. Although Congress gained some important powers, and The Articles began to loosely unify the United States of Americ...
  • Articles Of Confederation
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    "How did the Articles of Confederation help the U.S. become a successful, independent nation?" The Articles of Confederation were the first "constitution" of America. They were written in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress of the 13 colonies. The Articles of Confederation helped the U.S. become a successful, independent nation by making sure that there was political influence, and by imposing laws and a central government. They brought the people of the nation together for a cause, and the ...
  • Articles Of Confederation
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    The qualities an effective form of government should have are quality economic policies, good relationships with foreign nations, and domestic tranquility for its people. Without these important elements, a country cannot properly function. The Articles of Confederation were the United States first form of constitution. The Articles existed from 1781-1789. The Articles did not succeed in providing the US with an effective form of government; The Articles lacked a working executive and judicial b...
  • Articles Of Confederation The Congress
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    In the critical years of America, while under the Articles of Confederation, people were threatened by economic and political instability. In order to preserve the personal freedoms of the people and maintain order, something had to change. The idea of the social contract theory, written by great political scientists, is represented by great political powers coming together in the Continental Congress to discuss the problems and solutions of the Articles of Confederation. The problems of the Art...
  • States Under The Articles Of Confederation
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    Article Of Confederation Articles Article Of Confederation Essay, Research Paper Articles of Confederation The ineffectiveness of the Articles of Confederation was pulling the country apart by the end of the 1780?'s. It needed improvement in each genre of its structure. In foreign policy, politically, and economically, the country was in a state of collapse. Politically, the writers of the Articles of Confederation forgot two of the three-branch government, the executive and judicial branches. I...
  • Articles To The Articles Of Confederation
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    Articles Of Confederation Analyze Articles Of Confederation Essay, Research Paper Analyze the degree to which the Articles of Confederation provided an effective form of government with respect to foreign relations, economic conditions, and western lands. The Articles of Confederation were a primitive version of the current Constitution of the United States. Back in the 1700's all 13 states approved the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation served as the only way to keep the s...

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