Under The Articles Of Confederation

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The original constitution of the United States was drafted for multiple reasons. Under the Articles of Confederation, the federal government was extremely weak. The individual states had more power than the federal government, and each of the states acted more like independent countries. Additionally, the Articles of Confederation did not distribute power well. The revised Constitution allowed for 3 branches of government, which divided federal power so that one branch could not become more powerful than another.
Also, under the Articles, trying to amend the constitution was near impossible. To amend, it was required that all the states vote unanimously, which was a near impossible feat. Laws were just as difficult, as 9 of the 13 states had
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