Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Articles Of Confederation

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The Federalist agreed with the Constitution and its provisions. The wanted to create a strong federal government that will combine both the federal and the states as one nation. One of the weakness that the Articles of Confederation address is that the state had rights to levy taxes and regulate commerce. The states where in charge of the money coming in. The government concern was that if the states did not provide funds for the military they could not do anything about it. Plus, they were in debt, to begin with, because of the war and would make it difficult to find creditors that would help handle the nation’s fiscal affairs. They were also unable to transport goods between states because there was no central authority to manage it. Each state had its own currency, levels of inflation and own taxes…show more content…
The Constitution gave powers to Congress to collect taxes and raise revenue, regulate commerce, both foreign and domestic, declare war, maintain an army, and make changes “necessary and proper” to pursue the powers, and it added, “all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States.” They also added The Executive Branch that consists of a president and his cabinet. The president was to be elected through the Electoral College. The president would have the power to create treaties, but only if two-thirds of the Senate approved them, oversee the army and navy as commander-in-chief, name diplomats with the consent of the Senate, execute the laws passed by Congress and veto acts of Congress that he did not feel were constitutional. The great Compromise also helps to grant each state equal representation. Still the anti-federalist felt that the government had too much power and The Bill of Rights address the concerns of the anti-federalist. Which was to protect individual freedoms from the threat of potential tyrannous federal government. The compromise help establishes the Constitution and it has pretty much unchanged and still used
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