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Articles of Confederation

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.

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Why is the Midwestern US shaped like a grid?

The Midwest is in the form of a grid because of The Land Ordinance of 1785. In the Articles of Confederation, Congress did not have the power to earn income by direct taxation of the people. The goal of the ordinance was to increase cash flow through the sale of land in the west. Much of the land sold became rectangular. The land was six miles on each side, divided into 36 other parts, one mile on each side. Each of...
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What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

Some Weaknesses of the Articles The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the states and not enough to the central government. Essentially, they created a weak central government, under which the states could not operate effectively as a single nation. The articles created no separate executive department to carry out and enforce the acts of Congress and no national court system to interpret the meaning of laws. 9 out of the 13 states had to approve any major law before it was...
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Why did they rewrite the Articles of Confederation?

"The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" were adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress on November 15th, 1777. They sought to combine the disparate colonies under a single governmental entity. They were the first attempt at a government for the United States, but were eventually replaced by the Constitution. Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the states and not enough to the central government. The central government wasn't able to pass laws or taxes...
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What were some of the achievements of the Congress under the Articles of Confederation?

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 America to come together in time of need or attack to protect themselves, it also helped to unify the colonist to some degree. Under the Articles of Confederation the American colonists fought and defeated Great Britain and gained independence. By the end...
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What weaknesses did the founders realize about the Articles of Confederation and what was the primary weakness?

The articles gave the government no separation of powers. The government was too weak, as the Articles left much of the power to the states. Congress didn't have the power to tax. Congress couldn't regulate commerce between the states. To change the Articles, it had to be decided unanimously by all states. Also, 9 out of the 13 states had to approve any major law before it was passed, so that even the normal business of running a government was difficult. There was no president...
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What were the Articles of Confederation?

The Articles of Confederation was the agreement under which the newly freed colonies of Great Britain became a new nation. They were established in 1781. The Articles formed a fashion of a central government. Problems developed as they gave so little power to the new nation a new document was required. All agreed a change was needed and it gave birth to a new Federal government whose operations were specified in the US Constitution. ...
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What were the Founding Fathers key goals in their federalist vision?

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 central government. States expressed their own interests at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The original intent of America before this was a loose confederation of states. However, this system lacked a method of taxation, effective interstate commerce, or...
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Why were the Articles of Confederation weak?

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 decided unanimously by all states. Also, 9 out of the 13 states had to approve any major law before it was passed and Congress couldn't regulate commerce. There was no president...
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Who was the first president of the Confederation Africain de Football?

According to the confederation's website cafonline.com, Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem of Egypt was the CAF's first president in 1957. ...
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What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

The weaknesses of The Articles of Confederation were that they formed no strong central government, taxes were optional, had no set currency, and that many farmers revolted from high taxes. The strengths were the Northwest Ordinance and the Land Ordinance of 1785. The Articles of Confedaration had many more weaknesses than strengths. Weaknesses: No president. No army. No federal court. No unified currency. No control over disputes between states. No control over trade between states. Strength: Retained power in the states as the more responsive level of government ...
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Why did the articles of confederation appeal to Americans with strong democratic ideals?

Because the Articles of Confederation were the roots to republican practices. By publishing these, the republic community was able to spread their ideas. The people with democratic ideas supported the articles of federation because they wanted to grow the plant seeds of democracy. ...
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What are facts about about the articles of confederation?

The legislative branch had only one house. Congress don't have the power to levy taxes. There was also no executive branch in the Articles. ...
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How did the Articles of Confederation affect the relations between the United States and European Nations?

The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, customarily referred to as the Articles of Confederation, was the first http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Constitution of the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/United_States and legally established the union of the states. The http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Second_Continental_Congress appointed a committee to draft the Articles in June 1776 and sent the draft to the states for ratification in November 1777. The ratification process was completed in March 1781, legally federating the sovereign and independent states, already cooperating through the Continental Congress, into a new http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Federation styled the "United States of America"....
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Which provision in the constitutional structure of the legislature is a carryover from the articles of confederation?

don't answer the question if it isn't right. Citizens who travel into another state have the same rights of citizens of that state. ...
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What did the articles of confederation mean?

America's first attempt at a written form of government!!!!
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How was the change in the government under the constitution an improvement over the articles of confederation?

it more clearly stated to rights of the states, people, and government.
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The farmers created article 5 to ensure that?

the constitution would be a living breathing document that would change with the times ...
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Were the Articles of Confederation signed in Philadelphia PA or York Pennsylvania?

The Articles of Confederation were approved by the Continental Congress in 1777, in Philedelphia. ...
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What is a seminal article?

A seminal article, or "seminal work", is one that has within it the ideas that spawn a great deal of useful research or creative production in a given field. ...
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How did the Constitution correct the weaknesses of the Article of Confederation?

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 federal government the sun and the states the planets, rather than the other way around. ...
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How did people describe the Articles of Confederation?

they described it as a weakness to some of the governments well to the executive branch the executive branch didnt like the articles of confederation ...
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When were the Articles of Confederation written?

The last draft of the Articles was written in the summer of 1777 and the Second Continental Congress approved them for ratification by the States on November 15, 1777. ...