The United States should adopt the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. The new Constitution provides many advantages and new opportunities. First, the Constitution gives more power to the national government in many ways. For example, under the Articles the national government had to ask the states for money, but under the Constitution the government is provided with money and the power to tax. In addition, the Articles allowed states to regulate trade causing each state to tax one another's products. This resulted in separation between the states. In the new Constitution the states are forbidden from taxing imports. Instead, the federal government regulates all trade. This allows for a necessary free flow of goods between
In addition, the Articles prohibited Congress from regulating commerce which meant inhibited foreign trade and a weak national economy. Therefore, the Constitution solved this problem by giving Congress the right to regulate interstate
Unit 3 Test After the Revolution and the failure that was the Articles of Confederation, the nation needed order. Thus the nation’s leaders came together during the summer of 1787 at the Philadelphia Convention to draft the Constitution of the United States. The constitution was ratified in 1788. The Federalist Party had to gain nine of the thirteen states’ approval of the constitution to ratify it despite the goals of the Declaration of Independance. After the tyranny of the British rule, the new citizens of the United States wanted a severely limited government.
The Articles of Confederation provided the United States with a predominantly ineffective government that could not deal with problems at home and abroad. The country was unable to regulate commerce and effectively deal with foreign nations from 1781 to 1789. Although there were some advantages to the first constitution, the issues caused by the document greatly outweighed the benefits. The Articles of Confederation limited America’s ability to deal problems within its own borders and with foreign nations.
The Unites States was created to protect individual rights and interests against unpredictable government power. Delegates wanted to create a better system of government that would help the nation. Although the Confederation Government was a political system of the unites Stated in the 18th century, it did not give equal power between the branches of the government and the people, however there were achievements, failures of the Articles of Confederation, and the draft of a new constitution because the united states was failing as a nation and needed to be strengthened in any way possible. In addition slavery was debated at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the final provision satisfied southern states. The ratification of the new Constitution
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.
In 1777, the Continental Congress drafted the first constitution, known as the Articles of Confederation. These articles formed a loose confederation of the thirteen states as opposed to a strong and unified country. Due to that, the government soon began facing numerous difficulties under the Articles of Confederation. Under the Articles, there was only an unicameral governing body without any separation of powers. Likewise, since the majority of the power resided in the states, the central government was quite feeble.
The Revolutionary War had ended and the colonies successfully signed a treaty of paris with England, proclaiming their independence from Britain and establishing other terms of the treaty. No longer were the colonies divided, they had now become the United States of America and consisted of states. Throughout the colonists' "road to recovery" from Britain, and their journey to becoming a successful and powerful nation, they were faced with numerous challenges including one large one - creating a country! They needed to establish a strong but restricted central government, create a set of fair rules, laws, and regulations, and elect political leaders to represent each state and the nation as a whole, thus, the Articles of Confederation
Liberty Sumners 712 The Articles of Confederation were a great change to our Government. With time spent using this system, we realized the weaknesses associated with it. This lead to the Constitutional Convention being convened on 1787 in Philadelphia. We needed to find out what was weakening our Government.
Although the battles at Lexington and Concord signified the start of the revolutionary war, the colonies declaration for independence wasn’t signed until 1776. From that time, each colony began to act as its own separate republic. The colonial assemblies continued to meet and several states even wrote their own constitutions. Although there was forward progress at the state level, the forming of a national government was slow and relatively unsuccessful. The Continental Congress was the only representation of a national entity and was more of a coordinating body rather then a government.
While under the Articles of Confederation, the government deemed to be unfit for the newfound, thriving country. In order to keep this nation thriving, our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. Originally, the Constitution was to only replace the Articles of Confederation. However, its amendments portrayed the struggles of once stolen rights and gave the nation a push in the right direction for their federal government. Therefore, the Constitution was a story of America’s rough past that molded the nation into this remarkable society.
The Articles of Confederation, first adopted in 1781, represented the former colonist’s first attempt to establish a new government after the Revolutionary War. Some of the problems Americans faced after the Revolutionary War were problems with governmental debt that remained when the war was over. Soon Americans started to find disadvantages to the Articles of Confederation, which they considered changes that could possibly improve the economic strengths of the nation, allowing the composition of trade barriers among the states would discourage specialization and lower voluntary trade. The lack of dependable source of revenues for the central government would make it strenuous for the newer nation to defend themselves from attack, which is
My Fellow Delegates it has become evident that the Articles of Confederation are not functioning for our country. Under this form of government we are too weak and have no power. Our ideals of creating a government where we do not have power to enforce laws, collect taxes, raise an army, or even regulate trade is not functioning. We cannot give our states this much power, we must have more power as a federal government. Seeing that we have a weak federal government, we have a lack of legitimacy and are unable to repay the money we borrowed to fight the Revolutionary War.
It should be the thought of any person capable of reason that the Federalist argument regarding the system of government is one requiring the utmost consideration possible. Those that argue against the ratification of the United States Constitution are arguing in favor of a document in need of too many corrections to be practical when a replacement is ready to take its place. The Articles lasted this young country through the War for Independence but they are unstable and now is the time to replace them with a basis that will provide America with unity, strength, and balance: exactly what this Constitution will provide. Under the Articles of Confederation, this nation will become weak and be ripe for the picking by the empires across the sea.
The new government, the Constitution, is now able to enforces taxes, which allowed money to come in and the government was able to pay off their debt. One other weakness of the articles was that it gave all power to only one house of representative from each state, the constitution try to solve this matter that creating three separate branches of power, the Legislative branch, Executive branch, and the Judiciary branch, allowing the power to be more divided. Representation was another problem in under the Articles of Confederation because a big state like Massachusetts and a small state like New Jersey both have the same amount of representatives, the Constitution made a compromise by forming two house in Congress the Senate, where each state get equal representation, and the House of Representatives, where each state is represented by the population of the state. The Constitution also fixed the problem of passing a law; under the Articles of Confederation, laws can only be passed if 9 out of 13 representatives agrees on the law because of this not much laws were passed, now under the Constitution only 51 percent of the votes to pass the law. From this readers can infer that the Constitution fixed many of the defects in the Articles