The Articles Of Confederation And The US Constitution

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The Articles of Confederation were the first set of guidelines for the government in America that was ratified in 1781. The Articles of Confederation limited the powers of the government, gave most of the control to each individual state, did not require a president, and was quickly found to be ineffective. It left America at risk to be invaded by other countries or to suffer from economic problems. If another country wanted to conduct business in America, they had to deal with each state individually. Any amendment required unanimous approval (Evans & Michaud, 2015). The U.S. Constitution fixed the imbalance between the state and national government. It established Congress, which was made up of the U.S. Senate with two representatives
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