Confederation Flaws

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Before the United States Constitution was changed, the thirteen states went by the Articles of the Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was considered weak because it had too many flaws. There was no power of a nation over taxation, as well as no power over the trading of goods. Under the Article of Confederation each state had the power to make their own money, collect their own tax as well as make its own militia. A Philadelphia Convention wanted to correct the weaknesses of the Article but many of its delegates wanted to create a whole new government instead of fixing the old one. Some of the Founding Fathers suggested that there be a Bill of Rights to protect the people. The Bill of Rights were first seen as a delayed tactic because…show more content…
The first ten Amendments are the Bill of Rights. The first Amendment is freedom of speech, press, religion and petition. Which mean that congress can not make a law that prohibits the freedom of speech, the right for people to assemble peacefully, or to petition the government. The second Amendment is the right to bear arms. This gives the right for every citizen to carry weapons and the government can not interfere with this right. The third Amendment is Quartering of soldiers. Citizens are no longer required to housed soldiers when there is a war. The forth Amendment is the right of search and seizure. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing that place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”…show more content…
The judicial power of the United States shall not construed to extend to any suit in law or equity. Twelfth amendment covers the Presidential elections. It gives the guidelines for which electors shall meet in their respective states. The thirteenth amendment was the abolition of slavery. This amendment had two sections, one which gave Congress the power to enforce the amendment by legislation and the other was the actual abolition of slavery. The fourteenth amendment was about Civil Rights. This amendment was broken up into 5 different section all detailing what a citizen of the United Sates consist of. The fifteenth amendment was about black suffrage. This was another two section part where one of the section gives Congress power to enforce the amendment, and the other section was the right of Citizens of the US vote shall not be denied because of race, color, or previous conditions of servitude. The sixteenth amendment was about Income taxes; Congress had the power to lay and collect taxes on income. The seventeenth amendment was over Senatorial elections: the senator of the US must compose of two senators from each state. The prohibition of liquor is the eighteenth amendment. The nineteenth amendment was about woman's suffrage. This was the right to vote should not be denied by any State due to sex. The twentieth amendment was covering the terms of office for the president and vice president. The twenty first amendment
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