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Chamberlain College of Nursing HISTORY 405N Topic: Week 2: Confederation and Constitution.

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This is a graded discussion: 15 points possible due Nov 5 WEEK 2: CONFEDERATION AND CONSTITUTION 77 132 Search entries or author This topic was locked Nov 6 at 11:59pm. What were the main problems... with the Articles of Confederation that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787? How did the national government under the Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation? Unread # $ % Subscribed (https://devryu.instructure.com/courses/16970/users/3458) Alison Rose Alison Rose (Instructor) (Instructor) Oct 28, 2017 & !" Hi class, In this topic, we are being asked to identify the problems of the Articles of Confederation and how it differed from the Constitution. So let's get started! Let's begin by describing the Articles of Confederation, what they were, and when and how they were drafted. What did they accomplish and what were they unable to accomplish? (https://devryu.instructure.com/courses/16970/users/22413) Brigitte Dietz Brigitte Dietz (https://devryu.instructure.com/courses/16970/users/22413) (https://devryu.instructure.com/courses/16970/users/22413) Oct 30, 2017 !" Professor and Class, The Articles of Confederation were written during the American Revolution in 1777 by the First Continental Congress, but not ratified until 1781. The Continental Congress was comprised of delegates from each state. The Continental Congress set up a Committee led by John Adams to draft the document. Unlike a Constitution which establishes a governing philosophy (a legal framework that lays out the rights and responsibilities of the citizens and the government), the & Articles of Confederation relied on the individual state constitutions. The Articles of Confederation were a reaction to the abuses of King, that led to the revolution. The Sugar Act of 1764, the Stamp Act and the Townshend Act of 1767 had focused the colonists’ opposition to “taxation without representation.” The Articles of Confederation did not provide for the power to tax. Under the Articles of Confederation, each state remained mostly independent. The federal government was weak and unable to act unless each state agreed upon an action or legislation. Congress had the power to pass laws, but no power to enforce these laws, deeming the laws redundant. The federal government had little to no power to raise revenue through taxation, regulate state-wide trade, or raise an army. Despite its weaknesses, the Articles of Confederation were able to set some important precedents. For example, the Articles made it so that Congress is the legislative body and holds the highest power in the nation. Today, the government operates under a separation of powers. However, Congress still holds the most power in its lawmaking ability, which was first introduced with the Articles of Confederation. [Show More]

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