Following the Revolutionary War, America had just gained independance from Great Britain and needed to form a new government. The Articles of Confederation were established as an attempt to create a government that was unlike Britain’s. Unfortunately, the Articles of Confederation had several weaknesses. When in the process of repairing those weaknesses, the Federalists and the Anti-federalists formed. The Articles of Confederation were very weak as well as useless to America and because of this, the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists could not agree on a new type of government.
As tensions in Great Britain grew economically and politically, the American colony declared themselves an independent nation. Gaining their independence was significant, however, keeping it would be the challenge. The Americans knew a stable federal republic was essential to remaining independent, thus they created the Constitution. Although, the creation of the Constitution and the equality it ensues a controversial issue, the Constitution did not fulfil the job it was designed to do. The document did not establish a fair government.
The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791 written by James Madison. The Bill of Rights was written and added into the Constitution in order to protect the rights of the citizens. The Bill of Rights was added into the Constitution by a compromise between the Anti-Federalists and the Federalists. Federalists were citizens who supported the new Constitution. While Anti-Federalists were another group of citizens who were scared to have another king or a abusive government, basically did not support the Constitution.But the funny thing is that the Anti-Federalists insisted on adding the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. With the Bill of Rights, come amendments Amendments are what make our Constitution modern.
The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787, but there was a grapple for its ratification that went on until about two decades after the ratification. Members of Congress believed that the first government of the United States or the Articles of Confederation, needed to be adjusted while others did not want anything to change. After the Revolutionary War, the people did not want a strong central government, because it reminded them too much of what they were trying to escape from. Under the Articles, each state had their own laws, and the need for a new Constitution was desired by many. The Constitution of 1787 created huge debates, arguments and splits in the nation that lasted for several year after its ratification between people who
The author of anti-federalist 17# was Robert Yates (not the serial killer), at the time he was a politician and judge also the oldest of his family. he lived in the state of New York and tried to run for governor. The document yates wrote was just about states that the anti-federalists did not desire a constitution as a result of they felt that it 'd offer the central government an excessive amount of power which it 'd remove all power from the states.
The Articles of Confederation was not a perfect document, it had its weaknesses. Some of those weaknesses were that the national government could not force the people to obey the laws, the fact that it did not have the power to tax, Congress lacked a steady leadership, there was no national army, each state could issue its own money and put tariffs on trade, and Congress could not enforce laws. All of these issues are what made the government impuissant. The people were not satisfied with these flaws, and a rebellion broke out
The articles of Confederation were drafted with an aim to succeed, but there were some allocations that were not considered. The first concern that was not considered was how powerful the federal government was supposed to be. The founding fathers knew that confederation was going to make the United States a unit, which means that decisions such as international relations, was to be controlled centrally. The congress and the executive were not given sufficient powers to engage military action. The congress had to borrow military empowerment from the states. With the international relations, and with the size of Union that the founding fathers hoped for, they could have given military power to the national government, which could have eliminated
During the ratification debate, Anti-Federalists were opposed to the Constitution. They argued that the newer system threatened liberties of the people, and failed to protect individual rights of Americans on a general scale. The Anti-Federalists weren 't exactly a united group, but instead involved many elements. One faction of Anti-Federalists opposed the Constitution because they believed stronger government threatened the sovereignty of the states in their entirety; Others argued that centralized government would have identical characteristics of the monarchical properties of Great Britain which they fought to sever themselves from prior. While others feared that a new government threatened personal liberties.
The articles of the confederation was very weak plan of government but they ended up fixing it in the end. States were given most power and few powers were given to the national government. The laws were difficult to pass because only 9 out of the 13 states
There were many flaws with the Articles of Confederation for example there was not an executive branch. In article two section one of the Constitution they made it so the President had executive power along with a Vice President. Another issue was the fact that there were not any federal courts. This was changed in article three section one and two, and they stated that the judicial power will be held by one supreme court with inferior courts. There also was no power to tax or regulate commerce. In article one section eight this was addressed by changing it so that congress has the power to set and collect taxes while regulating commerce among the states and along with foreign nations. Article one also addressed the issue of no power to control
To give some background, the Articles of Confederation was a document signed by the 13 original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. The Articles of Confederation created a nation that was “a league of friendship and perpetual union.” The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. The Articles of Confederation became effective on March 1, 1781, after all thirteen states had ratified them. It made the states and legislature supreme. There was no executive branch. Judicial functions was really small. As a result of that the government was not as strong. From the beginning
The articles of confederation is the first national government of the United states America, however, this constitution is flawed. The new independent nation needed an organization that would hold all of the states together, send a military off in the future if needed and of course a stronger economy. The articles seemed to be the best route to take for the United States in order to build unity in their nation.The U.S wanted to avoid higher power like Great Britain with King George the third. They wanted to spread power to the people evenly. The structure of the articles was that congress needed 9 of 13 votes from the states to pass legislation which was difficult. Also, congress were given the authority to coin money, make treaties and maintain
Another reason for this belief was people didn't have guaranteed rights. In conclusion this belief among others led to the Anti Federalists fighting against the constitution.
In early 1787, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and other nationalist leaders decided to improve and create a perfect union. The Constitution was then created, and the people who supported it were called the Federalists. Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalist group supported the Constitution, but as soon as they introduced it to all the states, not all the people agreed and supported to what it said, and that is why the Anti-Federalist group was created. Anti-Federalist were the people who were against the Constitution and believed that it didn’t give enough rights to the individual citizens. They were constantly trying to add in The Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States, which they successfully did