Compare And Contrast The Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution

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During the Revolutionary War, Congress developed the first constitution of the United States, known as the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was drafted in 1776 and 1777 and was then approved by the states in 1781. Although the articles of confederation were weak, it managed to survive the war years. In 1787, a convention was held to rewrite the Articles since the resulting government was weak, that’s when the U.S Constitution was written. The powers given to the federal government in the U.S constitution and the Articles of Confederation differ. Under the Articles of Confederation, the federal government powers were limited, all the power was given to the states. The federal government had only a one-house Congress;

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