Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Constitution Essay

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DeVry University The road that lead to the Constitution was not an easy road. There were debates, compromise, and many hours spent establishing the Constitution that is still in place today. The Articles of Confederation is the beginning of that road. The Articles of Confederation had its strengths but the weaknesses outweighed the strengths. This lead to the writing of the constitution. The first weakness of the Articles of the confederation is that the federal government had very little power over the state government. This was true when it came to the federal government requesting med for war efforts, resources but was epically true when it came to the financial side. Although the federal government could request these things form the states they could not force them to do so. (U.S. History Pre-Columbian to the new Millennium, n.d.) This lead to the Federal government printing currency, which then led to inflation. One of the major events that led to the writing of the Constitution was during Shay’s Rebellion. The Federal government was powerless and fell to the state militia this is when the need for a stronger…show more content…
Some of the strengths of the Constitution include; The federal government had more power than before when under the Articles of Confederation. The Government was also divided up into branches. The constitution also introduced the electoral college; which was votes based on population instead of one state one vote. It made executive power stronger. According to (Keene, Cornell, O’Donnell, 2011, pg. 146) “Although executive power under the Articles of Confederation had been weak, the new president could veto legislation, negotiate treaties, and issue pardons.” The weaknesses of the constitution were mostly based on opinion. Depending on your political stance at that time. The Anti-Federalists who opposed the constitution the most disagreed with a strong central government. The compromise
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