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    form a new government, which is known as the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of the Confederation were America’s first form of self-government. Though the articles of confederation were in some cases successful. The overall effectiveness was destratuos, many times the articles of confederation was tested through circumstances and failed. For example, there was no executive branch to enforce any acts passed by Congress. During its short lifespan, the Articles…

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    independence against the British sparked a growing need for a stronger government. Therefore the Continental Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation in 1777. “The Articles of Confederation was the first written constitution of the United States” (Give Me Liberty 249). Before the articles there had been no republican government of any kind. “The local loyalties outweighed national patriotism, and John Adams was quoted saying, we have no Americans in America” (Give Me Liberty 248). This…

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    The Articles of Confederation were drafted in June 1776 and was completely ratified in March 1781. Written by the members of the Continental Congress, it was an agreement between the thirteen independent states formed mainly for the purpose of defending the states against Great Britain. The Articles of Confederation, however, contained many flaws that resulted in its failure and generated the need for a new Constitution to be written. It lacked a more effective distribution of power between the…

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    Post revolution America, was a time of turmoil despite America’s victory. The colonists, now free from Britain’s rule had a great deal of work ahead of them, making decisions on how exactly the country should be run with their newfound independence. The founding fathers faced this adversity with the creation of the Articles of Confederation, and in it was everything the states ever wanted with the states retaining a considerable amount of power. Nevertheless, although the Articles of…

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    The Articles of Confederation was the first official Constitution of the United States in the years after the revolution. Now although articles were weak in the sense that it was a joke of a government to other nations and they had no power over the colonies (because it was purposely made weak), there was some strong points that actually made it ineffective government especially when it came to foreign relations, economic condition, and Western lands. There is one thing that made the article…

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    The Articles of Confederation had many issues with it and at times was completely unable to work as desired; when the Constitution was created it was considered to be one of the best things that had occurred. In 1787 the Constitutional Convention came together and they were after much arguing and finally compromising they came up with what we know as the Constitution (History of the United States Forming a New Nation (1784-1819)). Prior to the Constitution, states were governed under the…

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    After procuring independence from Great Britain, the new nation decided to establish their own government. The Articles of Confederation (the first written constitution of the United States) had many weaknesses and therefore, the Constitutional Convention was held to amend the Articles of Confederation. It was rewritten and the Constitution was inaugurated. The Constitution established a strong federal government as well as basic and essential laws. It divided the government into 3 branches (the…

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    Krause November 12, 2016 HIS 131 01 The Articles of Confederation After the United States declared independence from Britain, members of the Continental Congress wanted to create a permanent national government with a written constitution. John Dickinson was given the task to draft the Articles of Confederation. This draft made it clear that Dickinson supported a strong central government, and thus the states debated and revised the Articles of Confederation for over a year creating a weak…

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    development, were the Articles of Confederation. Although the Articles of Confederation were written to provide the colonies with an impression of a united country, the document itself possessed numerous flaws that left the country feeling the opposite. This will be illustrated by reviewing the Congress’ inadequate influence in the approval of legislations, taxation of the states, and foreign policies in the existing colonies during the 18th century. Prior to the victory of the American…

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    States. This written document is called The Articles of Confederation. These Articles gave no power to the Congress to act on the requests for money or troops, and by the end of 1786, governmental efficiency was extremely low. However, The Articles did offer the new nation an understanding of how a written self-governing nation works. Learning the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation opened the door to the Constitutional Convention and the present-day form of U.S. government. Without the…

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