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  • Weakness Of The Articles Of Confederation
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    The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation were first drafted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1777. This first draft was prepared by a man named John Dickinson in 1776. The Articles were then ratified in 1781. The cause for the changes to be made was due to state jealousies and widespread distrust of the central authority. This jealousy then led to the emasculation of the document. As adopted...
  • Congress Power Over Commerce
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    Narrow construction is not found in the Constitution, but the powers granted to Congress to regulate commerce are found. Exactly stated, "Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes". This clause has no definite interpretation, but has included many aspects of regulating. The word "commerce" is defined as the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation from place to place...
  • Charter A Bank As An Implied Power
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    McCulloch vs. Maryland 4 Wheat. (17 U.S.) 316 (1819) Issue May Congress charter a bank even though it is not an expressly granted power? Holding Yes, Congress may charter a bank as an implied power under the "necessary and proper" clause. Rationale The Constitution was created to correct the weaknesses of the Articles. The word "expressly" particularly caused major problems and therefore was omitted from the Constitution, because if everything in the Constitution had to be expressly stated it wo...
  • Power Of Congress To Charter A Bank
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    In many ways, the opinion in this case represents a final step in the creation of the federal government. The issue involved, the power of Congress to charter a bank, seems insignificant, but the larger questions go to the very heart of constitutional interpretation, and are still debated today. In 1791, as part of his financial plan, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed that Congress charter a Bank of the United States, to serve as a central bank for the country. Secretary of S...
  • 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...
  • Congress And The President
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    Flaws of the Constitution 200 years ago, when the Convention of Philadelphia met, its purpose was to revise the Articles of Confederation. Nobody knew that when they met on May 25, they would finish on September 17 with a new government for the United States, known as the Constitution. To this day, the same Constitution is still used as our framework for governing. One reason that a document could last so long is because of its vagueness. It allows amendments to be added on as they are needed. V...
  • Continental Congress As A Delegate From Delaware
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    John Dickinson John Dickinson was born on November 13, 1732 in Maryland to Samuel and Mary Dickinson. At the age of eight, he moved to Delaware where he was privately educated. In 1750 he moved to Philadelphia in order to study law. After passing the Bar exam, he became a prominent lawyer in Philadelphia in 1757. In 1759 until 1760 Dickinson served at the Assembly of the Lower Three counties, representing Delaware. He gained a seat in the Pennsylvania Legislature as a Philadelphia delegate in 17...
  • Most Important Part Of The Constitution
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    Constitutional Analysis I believe that the most important part of the constitution is the fact that there is no most important part of the constitution. The entire document stands out as the most important document in the US. One part does not jump out as more important than any other part. The best part is that there is no best part and it works together to insure all our freedoms and set up a system of government. What would the US be without the freedom of speech guaranteed in the 1st amendme...

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