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The Articles of Confederation

- A few hundred years ago, the United States first Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was created. This Constitution created a weak central government in order to give the people the rights that they deserve. This plan of government, however, proved to be too weak and it could not control the people or pay the debts that the country had acquired from the Revolutionary War. One of the many problems of the Articles of Confederation was that it had no power to collect taxes(wikipedia.org)....   [tags: articles of confederation, central government]

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The Articles Of Confederation And An Effective Government

- To say that the Articles of Confederation provided the United States of America with an effective government would be quite an over exaggeration. For most people in modern day, an effective government would be one that can govern mass numbers of people and still be politically correct in overruling decisions on matters while keeping the law in mind, yet keeping the benefit of common good front and center. But, the Articles of Confederation were not written in the present day, so these ideals of a competent government were not quite applicable....   [tags: United States, Articles of Confederation]

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The Articles Of Confederation Was The First Draft

- The Articles of Confederation was the first written constitution drafted in 1777 and ratified four years later. This was basically a first draft for the United State’s Constitution because it proved to have may flaws and mistakes that cold be corrected. The point of these Articles was to guide the United States and and ease the people that freedom and liberty would remain the same. These Articles basically ensured the states that they would get all the freedom that they can possibly get. States had too much power in certain things and this meant that there was a weak national government in the United States....   [tags: United States, Articles of Confederation]

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The Articles Of Confederation Was An Excessive Achievement For The American People

- Breaking away from the control of the British Empire was an excessive achievement for the American people. It meant that the colonies were an independent country and were free to do what they wanted. But what did they want. Before their independence, the British government was very cruel to the colonies by overtaxing on practically everything and draining the resources of the colonies with no regard on how it would impact the colonists. However, without the government controlling their daily lives, it was time for a change....   [tags: Articles of Confederation]

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The Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution

- After the Revolutionary War, the newly formed United States still had a major task ahead of them. They had to form a new government that would satisfy the demands of the people and ensure the success of their nation. The Articles of Confederation was the first system of government that was proposed and put into effect. This attempt at creating a system that protected the people form a strong central government ultimately failed but was an important step in the development of the current government system....   [tags: revolutionary war, failure of the articles]

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The Articles of the Confederation

- “Because of man’s sinful nature, we cannot live in a state of anarchy; we need government to maintain law and order. But because those in authority have the same sinful nature as the rest of us, we cannot trust government with too much power” (Stripes). There have been conflicting views on the nature of man since the birth of the United States of America. Some have said that we cannot trust government because those in office will act on their natural tendencies to enslave the people and create a monarchy from which there would be no escape....   [tags: U.S. History]

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The Articles of Confederation

- With the United States new found independence from Great Britain, its founding fathers realize from their historical experiences that a document of law needed to be crafted and established to preserve its new found independence, while maintaining order. However, the first document crafted by the founding fathers, the Articles of Confederation, did preserve the country new found independence but it did not maintain order. The Articles of Confederation described by many founding fathers to be a document that was crafted to satisfy needs of every state for its ratification, even when the document did not present a responsible democracy....   [tags: American History]

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The Articles of Confederation

- For over two-hundred years the United States has thrived under the Constitution. It has been the backbone of this country while growing from an infant into an adult. Although, the Constitution was instrumental in the maturation of America it was not the first form of government in this country. Ten years before the Constitutional Convention, Washington’s presidency, or the three branches of government; the Articles of Confederation were created. This fledgling government, proposed in 1777, was doomed to never take flight, being replaced in 1789, when the Constitution was effected under Washington....   [tags: American History]

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The Articles of Confederation

- The Continental Congress between the years of 1776 and 1777 decided that the way of living was not suitable. After all had decided they drafted together, what we call The Articles of Confederation; “the document that defined the colonies’ collective sovereignty; drafted by the Continental Congress between 1776 and 1777, then ratified by the thirteen states in 1781”(Schultz 115). There was experimentation that was being done in the states that didn’t affect The Articles of Confederation. There wasn’t much change, as it was about the same from the late 1770s....   [tags: American History, Federal Government, Politics]

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Articles of the Confederation

- Introduction When a prolonged period of objective economic and social developments is followed by a somewhat shorter period of sharp reversal, revolutions are more likely to occur. For instance, the fear of subjectively losing the ground gained with great effort is perceived to have been the backbone of American Revolutionary War, a political upheaval of the 18th century (1775 - 1783). Nonetheless, a series of social, intellectual and political transformations in the government and the American society was the primary cause of the Revolution (Book, 2012)....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, Constitution]

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