Pros And Cons Of The Articles Of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederations did have some successes, however, it also had many failures. Without the ability for the national government to be able to raise its necessary funds and establish a united control over all the states, it was time to look for a new Constitution. Fifty-five men from all the states except Rhode Island, later to be known as the “Founding Fathers”, debated over the new government. It wasn’t until the compromising of large versus small states, North versus South, division of authority between national and state governments, and establishment of a checks and balances that the new Constitution of The United States of America was created.
Large States Versus Small States The main argument between the larger and smaller …show more content…

Though, it was not what it should have been, arguing whether slavery should be accepted or if all African Americans should be freed and have similar rights to the whites. Instead, it was how and when the counted as population. The South wanted their slaves to count as numbers for population for added representation in the House, but did not want them to be counted when determining their amount to pay in taxes (higher population resulted in higher taxes). It was the complete opposite of what the North wanted. They wanted the South to have less representation and pay more in taxes. This lead to the “Great Compromise”; slaves would count as three-fifths of the count for population for both representation and taxation (Brinkley, …show more content…

The first is the Executive; this includes the president and vice president with powers to veto the Senate of establishing laws, appoints judges and other officials, and ensures all laws are carried out. The second is the Legislative branch; this includes the House and Senate with powers to pass all laws, establish lower federal courts, and can impeach the President. Lastly, there is the Judicial branch; this includes the federal courts and Supreme Court with powers to interpret laws of the nation and declare any law or executive act unconstitutional. It was created this way to prevent anyone branch from becoming too powerful and dominate the government (U.S. Constitution,

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