Compare And Contrast The Articles Of Confederation And The Us Constitution

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The United States Constitution and the Articles of Confederation had multiple differences that separated them. However, there are a few similarities that tie them together. To begin with, the US Constitution and the Articles of Confederation are both federal documents. They both had the power to establish an army and declare war on other countries. They could also borrow coins and set up a federal post office. And they both wanted peace within the country. In difference, the Articles of Confederation created a very weak federal government, in fear of tyranny. Under the Articles, the weak federal government could not collect taxes and had no executive or judicial branch. Although it was the first American written document, it was very ineffective

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