Confederation And Constitution Of The United States Essay
Chamberlain College of Nursing
HIST405 United States History
March - April 2016
Confederation and Constitution New nations bring about new problems. New governments bring about conflict. The United States of American has not always been “united”. In the mid-1780’s there were many conflicts surrounding the Articles of Confederation, the new Constitution of 1787, and the Bill of Rights. When speaking of the Articles of Confederation, Brackemyre (2016) noted “This distribution of power was chosen by the Founding Fathers because American colonists were wary of strong national governments. Having dealt with the British Crown for so many years, the American colonies did not want to create yet another out-of-touch, national government.” Thus the power was given to the state governments instead of having one national government.
The Articles of Confederation vs the Constitution “The transition from the Articles of Confederation to the United States Constitution wasn’t a seamless one, and fixing the problems of the Articles of Confederation required a series of lengthy debates both during and after the convention.” (constitutionfacts.com). The Articles of Confederation were said to have many weaknesses that started with the fact that power was in the hands of the states. The absence of a strong national government made for difficulties with the economy, leadership, and laws.
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation…