Articles Of Confederation Pros And Cons

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The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution since the United States of America was formed. This constitution wasn’t helping the states and was causing many arguments between them. After Shay’s Rebellion, when the farmers got mad about having high taxes and heavy debts, even though Shay’s Rebellion didn’t succeed it proved that something has to be done to the Articles of Confederation. What do you think the conclusion will be after the states do something about the Articles of Confederation? The Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan helped create the constitution. The Virginia Plan was proposed on May 29,1787 (also known as the Randolph Plan, after its sponsor, or the Large-State Plan) was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch. It was drafted by James Madison, and presented by Edmund Randolph. This plan proposed a new federal constitution that would give sovereignty, or supreme power, to the central government. The legislature would be bicameral, made up of two houses, or groups of representatives and chosen on the basis of state populations. Larger states would have more representatives than would smaller states. Delegates from the smaller states believed that it would give too much …show more content…

It was introduced to the constitutional Convention by William Paterson, a New Jersey delegate. Was one option as to how the United States would be governed. The Plan called for each state to have one vote in Congress instead of the number of votes being based on population. The smaller states came up with a plan to stop the larger states from getting too much power. This New Jersey plan was a unicameral, or one- house, legislature. The plan gave each state the equal number of votes, which gave them an equal voice, in the federal government. The plan gave the federal government the power to tax citizens in all states, and it allowed the government to regulate

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