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Articles of Confederation

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Created on November 15, 1777, the Articles of Confederation was the United States’ first constitution, which provided the rules for the operation of the US government. It was replaced by the United States Constitution in 1788.
Answer While the intentions of the founding fathers are discussed even today in modern history, it is certain their intentions were far from creating the government enjoyed by Americans today. Finally escaping the tyranny of England's monarchy, the founding fathers were not receptive of a strong …
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I'm sure your textbook addresses that question is some detail but the two biggest ones were the lack of taxing authority and the lack of an executive authority. Because it could not levy taxes the congress could not raise its own money for national purposes. It could only ask the states for money an…
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second continental congress. John Dickinson, more specifically.
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no one wanted their government to have control over them. the reason they had just come to America was because of a strong central government in Europe.
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Pros -The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - It set the stage for the Constitution and was an adequate temporary government, it just would not last foreverCons -The central government could not regulate trade- There was no executive or judiciary branch- Laws took 9 of 13 votes to pass- Amendments had to …
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Excellent question. A good place to start would be www.montpelier.org and www.constitutioncenter.org.
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The biggest achievements of the congress under the Articles of Confederation were winning the War for Independence, negotiating the subsequent peace treaty, and passing the Northwest Ordinance. The articles of confederation was important because it formed a loose alliance between the states of Ame…
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The articles gave the government no separation of powers. The government was too weak, the Articles left much of the power to the states (if I remember correctly, states basically went by their own state constitution). Congress didn't have the power to tax. To change the Articles, it had to be decid…
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The Articles of Confederation gave the government no separation of powers.
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The Constitution allowed for the creation of an army, it allowed for the coinage of money, it established a federal judiciary, it permitted the federal government to enter into treaties and trade agreements as one nation rather than as a piece of thirteen separate fiefdoms. The Constitution made the…
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The Articles of Confederation were approved by the Continental Congress in 1777, in Philedelphia.
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The Articles of Confederation was the original binding document of the United States and served as the supreme law of the land from March 1, 1781 until the ratification of the United States Constitution (on June 21, 1788). The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union were adopted by the 2nd Con…
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Hannah Taylor is awesome
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Answer-Pros: land ordance(the northwest ordance of 1787- territories of state were reorgainized) Peace with Britain Cabinet departments (war, treasury, and foreign affairs) full faith and credit(states would respect citizens and laws from other states)Cons: No power to generate revenue(tax) no power…
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The alliance of independent states.
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The Articles of Confederation were written to provide a form of government for the newly-united 13 colonies. They did not work because they gave the federal government little power and gave the states too much power. The states acted as separate nations, yet still expected the federal government t…
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The Articles of Confederation created a weak central government. The Constitution created a strong central government. The Articles did not create an executive branch. Congress was a unicameral legislature. There was no federal court system under the Articles. Congress could not enforce the laws nor…
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Answer The dispute that threatened to divide the states during the ratification of the Articles of Confederation was the land beyond the Appalachian Mountains. The question was just who held the title to those vast lands. The King of England had closed the area to settlement in 1763. Virginia led…
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The Framers revised the Articles because many thought that the states needed more power.The states thought it was too much like the British government so they wanted more power.
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Answer they came from the native americas,specifically the iriquois (sp?) that were here before us. The writers of the articles of confederations tweaked them a bit then adopted them as our own. they also came from King George in the sense that the founders of the articles of confederation hated…
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William Richardson Davie, was among those who did not believe the Articles of Confederation went far enough to outline the duties of each branch of the government. He believed such things as the method of selecting senators could lead to representatives voting along lines of prejudice might prevail,…
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A confederation is a loose association of sovereign states, which govern the entire confederation through consensus (usually, but not always, requiring unanimous consensus). It thus allows smaller groups to work together, while retaining a large degree of their independence on most issues. A confed…
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Pros: land ordance(the northwest ordance of 1787- territories of state were reorgainized) Peace with Britain Cabinet departments (war, treasury, and foreign affairs) full faith and credit(states would respect citizens and laws from other states) Cons: No power to generate revenue(tax) no power t…
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It was a document that was the predecessor to the Constitution and it made a very weak federal government with strong state governments.
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The Articles of Confederation failed because it did not have the power to deal with an economic crisis. The Articles of Convention failed, because the colonistas disagreed with them.
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There were 48 signers of the Articles of Confederation: New Hampshire: John Bartlett, John Wentworth, Jr. Massachusetts Bay: Samuel Adams, Francis Dana, Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, Samuel Holten, James Lovell Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: John Collins, William Ellery, Henry Ma…
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The Articles of Confederation were a set of rules for the new born American colonies to abide by. However the Articles lacked stability, court systems, laws, and a central government. This led to the creation of the U.S. constitution that took the place of the articles and later added to bill of rig…
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the second continental congress
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philly,maryland in 1777
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The Articles of Confederation are important because although they were weak in terms of government power, they were America's Second Constitution. **The weaknesses are the confederation could not make an army,made all the states have only one vote, there was no president, or a national court system…
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To provide a governing structure for the nation it provided the first set rules and organize the government for the United States of America. It was the first Constitution for the United States of America. Set up the form of the national government. To keep order in the government.
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in order to create a strong central government a constitutional convention was held in 1787 to amend the articles of confederation
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the executive branch was weak and had no authority to enforce the legislative branch's decisionsthe states had to much power and the federal government didn't have any power to collect taxes or regulate trade.They had a weak central goverment.It made the government really weak. It didn't even allow …
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The articles of confederation were, in a way, our first constitution.The constitution; however, is a lot more detailed and takes care of a lot more things than the Articles.
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Articles/Constitution Drafted during the years 1776 and 1777, while the colonists were still fighting for independence, the Articles of Confederation created a weak national government with most of the governmental powers retained by the states. The Articles provided no separation of branches. There…
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The Articles lasted from March 1, 1781, to March 4, 1789 after that the ratification process took place, and the new constitution still used today was set in place.
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By the individual state legislatures. It required ratification by all thirteen states for the Articles to go into effect. Even under the pressures of war and invasion the states were so jealous of their sovereignty that it wasn't until March 1, 1781 that the necessary unanimity was achieved.
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Achievements of the Articles While the Articles of Confederation had many weaknesses, it was able to accomplish much. It held the states together until the Constitution was written. It developed a fair policy for the development of the western lands. The states ceded their claims to the lands west…
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The Articles of Confederation, the first official government of the United States had many serious weaknesses. 1) Under the Articles there was only a unicameral legislature so that there was no separation of powers. 2) The central government under the Articles was too weak since the majority of the …
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There was no foreign policy, and states printed their own currency. The federal government could not tax; there was no Federal Army, no judicial system, and a lack of national compulsive power over states. It was a weak alliance, it needed approval from 9 of all 13 states to be amended, no executiv…
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Under the Articles of Confederation, each state sent delegates to Congress, which had only one house instead of the House of Representatives and Senate that the modern American government has. There was no national head of state, and each state was governed individually. Congress had limited power a…
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Yes it did. It had to be approved by all 13 states.
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1) Under the Articles there was only a unicameral legislature so that there was no separation of powers. 2) The central government under the Articles was too weak since the majority of the power rested with the states. 3) Congress, under the Articles, did not have the power to tax which meant that…
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Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation Drafted during the years 1776 and 1777, while the colonists were still fighting for independence, the Articles of Confederation created a weak national government with most of the governmental powers retained by the states. The Articles provided no separation…
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On March 1, 1781, the Articles of Confederation went into effect, then discarded in 1787
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Northwest Ordinance &&fighting in the revolution
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The main argument in favor of the Articles of Confederation was that they did not allow a strong central government. In reality, that is what lead to their failure.
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Similarities of Articles & ConstitutionWhile it soon became obvious that the government under the Articles of Confederation was not equiped to governed the new nation, there were, on paper at least, some similarities in powers granted to the government under the Articles and the Constitution. Th…
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The Articles of Confederation failed because they were way too weak to enforce.
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The Articles of Confederation were eliminated and replaced by the US Constitution. The additions added to the US Constitution which were absent within the Articles of Confederation include consenting powers, the type of national government, the division of powers in the national government, the mode…
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The government only had one branch and lacked the ability to tax and draft.
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To ensure that America had freedom, and independence.
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the articles of confederation was the first constitution of the united states :D
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The Articles of Confederation was the document that organized a "perpetual Union" among the 13 states that had declared independence. The Articles were in effect between March 1, 1781, and March 4, 1789, when they were superseded by the Constitution of the United States of America. Each colony had t…
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There was no executive under the Articles, although there was a president (presiding officer) of the Congress, both before and after March 1, 1781 when the Articles were ratified. John Hanson (1715-1783) was the first president elected under Articles of Confederation. He took office on November 5, 1…
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The Declaration of Independence severed all ties between the colonies and the Motherland, England. It created an independent nation with a very limited and almost powerless government in the Continental Congress. Also the Declaration was the most progressive thinking document in the world, a produc…
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Under the Articles of the Confederation, which was adopted during the American Revolution as the basis of the new government, each state had one vote on pieces of legislation. Under this system, a 3/4 vote was necessary to pass new laws and a unanimous vote was required to add amendments to the Arti…
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The Articles of Confederation was an important piece of legislation in our nation's history, yet there were serious problems with certain sections of it. It had no power of national taxation, no power to control trade, and it provided for a comparatively weak executive. Therefore, it could not enfor…
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Bacon's Rebellion The governor of Virginia, and his associates in the commercial ventures in the colony, supplemented their earnings from tobacco growing by carrying on a trade with the Indians in the western parts of the colony. They provided manufactured goods in return for furs and deerskin. S…
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James Wilson Marshall was the man that discovered gold in California on Jan.24, 1848.
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Strengths of the Articles of Confederation include the ability to declare war and create money. It also provided for the ability to borrow money from other areas.
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The Articles of Confederation's strengths were that it set out legislators. It also set out rules to open post offices.
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The Articles of Confederation did not provide Congress any power to collect or generate tax revenue to pay off the war debt. It also was very weak in its power to regulate imports and exports.
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A confederation allows for a loose alliance of autonomous states in coordinating external policy, but still allows for a large degree of freedom in internal matters. Confederations are quite hard to maintain over the long term, usually either devolving into independent states or consolidating under …
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congress could settle conflicts among the states, make coins,borrow money and make treaties with other countries and native americans.
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An article is a certain section of a written document. In grammar, it can be one of the following words: a, an, the.
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The Articles of Confederation are the first attempt at uniting the USA under one government. They however failed at doing this.
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The Articles of Confederation created a weak national government with most of the governmental powers retained by the states. The Articles provided no separation of branches. There was no president or any other independent executive, nor was there a federal judicial branch. Congress, the legislature…
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Weakness of Articles of Confederation Drafted during the years 1776 and 1777, while the colonists were still fighting for independence, the Articles of Confederation created a weak national government with most of the governmental powers retained by the states. The Articles provided no separation …
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Confederation was in the year 1867.
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The founders thought that the Articles of Confederation were not working well.
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The accomplishments that resulted in the Articles of Confederation were the colonies formed a new government. This government was unlike the British government, the people had a say in what they were going to do. The Articles of Confederation also had many strenghs and weaknesses. Some strenghths we…
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Roger Sherman. Roger Sherman had the distinction of signing all four of the founding documents of the United States: The Articles of Association; the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; and the United States Constitution.
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To strengthen the national government
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The official definition for the word confederation is "an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league." hi jaquan In the case of Canada that Confederation is a organisation of various former British colonies, Canadian Colonies (both former and pre…
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A+ loosely bound the states together
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To create, approve, or veto laws.
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It has always been God. Except in the case of the Constitution. The Great Governor of the World probably refers to "The Lord Jesus Christ" according to several previous State Constitutions). Please see the Virginia Fundamental Orders of 1639. Since there is no "religious test" according to Article…
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The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.[1] Its drafting by theContinental Cong…
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it took 21 years to finish the statue of liberty!
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The Articles had problems with Currency, Interstate Commerce, Foreign Trade, and Foreign Affairs. The problem with the Currency was that many states printed their own money so the national currency became almost worthless. The problem with Interstate Commerce was states placed tariffs on each others…
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Answer On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Still at war with Great Britain, the colonists were not eager to establish another powerful national government. Three-and-a-half years passed before the states ratified (appro…
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There are a few obligations states have to one another. They must prevent counterfeiting of foreign currencies, ensure that conditions on it's territory do not menace peace, and they must uphold other states legislation.
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Article Six in the Constitution describes the federal government's power. It is called the Supremacy Clause because it talks about how federal law is supreme over state.
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it lacked the power to tax and carry out laws
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jaamasld if khalid ashil
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I believe a democratic is more powerful than a communist government because the people has the chance to decide who is their representative and who takes charge for them.
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shays rebellion wrote the articles of confederation
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