Confederation And Constitution: The Articles Of Confederation Vs. Constitution

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Confederation and Constitution
Heidi Kurzhals
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
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The compromise that created the Bill of Rights also defined what Americans would come to cherish above almost all else. Together with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Bill of Rights helps to define the American political system and the government 's relationship to its citizens.” (U.S. History, 2008-2014) Our Founding Father’s helped to set in place a strong backbone. Without the debates and compromises that were made, the United States would not have become what it is today. Although there are certainly still differences of beliefs, the people have been able to compromise and work together to help make the United States a great

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