Comparing The Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution

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The Articles of Confederation was ratified in 1871 and considered to be the first Constitution of the United States. The goal of the Articles of Confederation was to ensure each states maintains its independence, sovereignty, and freedom. The Articles were ratified by all 13 states. (Daniel, P.14, 2010) The Confederation Congress called for a convention to meet in 1787 to be held in Philadelphia. The nature of the convention was to revise the articles of Confederation. The Confederation congress wanted the Constitution to be changed in a way that would render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union. (Daniel, P.14, 2010) The Articles of Confederation do vary from the New Constitution of 1787, Changes were made, and many felt the changes needed and would be the key to the success of the United States of America. (Daniel, P.239, 2010) Where these changes needed, or would the United States be fine without them? Are the changes significant enough to achieve the goals the Confederate Congress were reaching for? These are questions that can be answered by reviewing the strong and weak points of both the Articles of Confederation and the New Constitution of 1787. The very first Article known as Article 1 in the Articles of Confederation …show more content…

The goal was to have a powerful active and judicial branches along with a stronger legislative branch which would make up the National Government. This new Government would have the power to regulate interstate commerce, the army and taxes. (Daniel, P.14, 2010) The overall difference is the Articles of Confederation give each state its sovereignty and independence while the New Constitution makes federal laws the so called “Laws of The Land” (Daniel, P.14, 2010). Overall once federal laws are set into place all states must adhere to

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