The Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution Essay

1440 Words Oct 13th, 2016 6 Pages
The founding father’s composed the United State 's first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, which was put into effect in 1781. Moreover, this constitution was known as the “league of friendship” and had major faults embedded within it. Consequently, these major faults lead to the formulation of a new constitution, the United States Constitution, which was put into effect in 1789, in which we still use today. The constitutions are both similar in retrospect, but when one compares them directly the differences out lay the similarities. Regarding both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, many differences lay between them, specifically, the principle of Federalism and the distribution of power between the state and federal government. The distinctions between the two documents are evident in depicting why the Articles of Confederations and the Constitution were written and accepted at the time period.
The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are both similar in the spectrum of being Constitutional blueprints for the United States, however the distinctions are far more than the similarities. The Articles of Confederation had a unicameral legislature also referred to as the Congress of Confederation. The Congress of Confederation was the only branch of government in place, there no was no executive or judicial branches until the Constitution put into effect. Under the Articles the only power the national government was granted was the ability…

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