Shortcomings Of The Articles Of Confederation

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Before the constitution, people had the understanding of a union, but they were more overwhelmed by their insecurities for a strong dominating power. Under the fear of a tyranny gaining power, the earliest 13 states created the Articles of Confederation as the first framework of a national government, which gave the National Congress little power over the practicality of leadership. The nation was chaotic. Madison, a member of the Continental Congress, reacted to the situation through The Federalist Papers he participated in writing. Particularly, the principles of Federalist 10 and 51, complementing the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation, was sufficient enough to eliminate the abuse of liberty and the arising tyrannies within the

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