Pros And Cons Of Articles Of Confederation

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er, the Articles placed the power in the hands of the state, which led to economic troubles; but it also led to leadership shortfall. The fact that there was no independent judiciary, no leader of foreign affairs, and an inability to deal with internal and external threats made, caused a lot of problems for America. Finally, the Articles of Confederation was ineffective in making a set of rules that made legislating under this structure inefficient. Each state had one vote, therefore, states with a large population or small population had the same weight in voting in Congress. It also took nine votes out of thirteen to approve legislation. Lastly, any amendments required a unanimous vote by having the approval of the Congress and all of the states. After the failure of the Articles of …show more content…

The country's president would be voted for by the legislature; it would be for an indefinite term and ineligible for reelection. The national court would also be set up by both houses. The representatives from the states with less population strongly protested to the Virginia Plan, because the states with more inhabitants would always outvote the smaller states. Consequently, this led to the smaller states supporting the New Jersey Plan, where each state would have equal representation. The government in this plan would be comprised of a unicameral legislature with each state having one vote, an executive branch consisting of several delegates, and a supreme court. Still, the New Jersey Plan suggested that Congress should be given the authority to tax and to manage trade. These issues between the two plans was settled by the Great Compromise. The Great Compromise consisted of two houses. In the lower house, the House of Representatives, representation would be based on population. In the upper house, the Senate, each state would get two votes. Additionally, the representatives in the House of

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