How about the U.S constitution, what factors were held to point out? What went on with the Articles of Confederation? Both classes had disagreements with the Articles of Confederation. Federalists say that the articles were weak and ineffective because the state governments was too weak to apply laws and ordered for a national government instead. We Anti-federalists however believed that the Articles of Confederation was a good plan and that there should not be a government more powerful than the state governments.
Source 8 does not support this view, however the only evidence supporting it being that tensions between Nationalists and Unionists was high and that because of their differences Ireland was preparing for a Civil War, as suggested by source 7. Source 8 is also a relatively modern book and so, like source 7, could be argued to carry more weight. On the other hand source 9 is a speech made by Andrew Bonar Law, a key unionist of the time, and therefore could be considered biased and not as reliable as the other sources.
It can be implied from this that Wolsey had the ability to obtain Henry’s annulment, but failed due to his lack of effort and his half-hearted approach. Furthermore, source 1 supports this view, first implying once again that Wolsey had good contacts and that he had the ability to influence them, “Stafileo has changed his opinion”. However, a lack of effort can still be seen here as he only instructed Stafileo of the facts. It is likely that source 2 is more reliable than source 1 as it was a letter written by the Duke of Suffolk who was not directly involved in the ‘Great Matter’. As the source is also from a letter, it is unlikely the Duke of Suffolk would not have feared angering Wolsey as otherwise the letter would have been private.
As a result, no counterbalance of executive or judicial power existed at the national level, and the Articles of Confederation, drafted with the intent of limiting the power of central government, created one without adequate power to govern effectively. Though the government did have certain powers, such as declaring war, entering into treaties, and obtaining and controlling the development of western territories, its weaknesses outweighed its strengths. The most notable shortcomings of the federal government during this period were its inefficient decision-making process and its inability to regulate trade or levy taxes. The Articles of Confederation began the trend of discordant colonies hampering forward movement in government with the ratification process itself. Requiring unanimous acceptance, ratification could be foiled by one state’s refusal.
Article Review: The Framers and the People Introduction In “The Framers and the People”, the author Alfred Young examines the particular circumstances that arose from the writing of the Constitution. The author examines the reasons why the Constitution was not completely biased towards the people that wrote it; white, landowning men. The author examines the premise that the Constitution would be favorable to those who wrote it, and offers an alternate explanation for why the drafters of said Constitution did not indeed favor themselves. The reason that the author had for writing this article was to offer different perspective in observing circumstances before the signing of the Constitution. Critical Summary: One of the main contentions that the author makes is that the Constitution was not just written to
Constitution Paper Latasha Andrews His/110 March 7, 2012 Allen Smith Constitution Paper Although the Articles of Confederation had its weak points it did surprisingly address a couple of issues that were crucial to take care of at that time. Somewhere in between the ideas of independence and unity, there were a couple of features that needed to be dealt with. Overall the Articles were weak and all these issues that I will discuss that had to be confronted were dealt with poorly due to poor government structure, which would result in the creation of the Constitution. Introduction While many people are aware that the Articles of Confederation were the precursor to the Constitution, few can actually describe why
In a way we could see the Articles of Confederation as a stepping stone to something greater, the United States Constitution. The United States Constitution addressed many of the issues the Articles did not such as regulating currency, collecting taxes, controlling trade, effective voting laws, and a strong executive branch. The failures of the Articles of Confederation led to the Constitution which eventually led to the ultimate success of our nation. The Articles of Confederation was not designed to be the perfect document to lead a nation. Despite its imperfections, the Articles were able to provide the Colonies ability to conduct diplomacy and a sense of colonial unity.
This system failed because it was too weak. With the creation of the Constitution a much stronger system was founded. From almost the very start, there was discussion as to whether the government could only do things expressed in the Constitution or that could be easily and directly inferred, or if the government could just do whatever it saw fit. If this later was the case, then there is little or no reason to have the Constitution at
“Repaired and Modern” The author of the article “Broken and Obsolete,” Fareed Zakaria, believes that due to the divide in the beliefs of Republicans and Democrats coupled with the poor immigration laws currently in the US, the present immigration status will remain as it is, as he states “broken.” The author gives a few reasons for this belief coupled with examples, like the idea that other countries have been transforming themselves into immigrant societies, adopting many of America's best ideas and even improving on them, and as a result the U.S. is not as exceptional as it once was, and its immigration advantage is lessening. However, overall his claims are wrong because the supporting evidence behind the comparisons that he makes are
They feel that the executive branch holds too much power, and having too much power could in fact be very bad and a threat. Anti-federalist were not as organized as the federalist, and didn’t take into consideration that checks and balances and such stop one branch from becoming too powerful. I learned more about he Bill of Rights. These are the first ten amendments of the constitution that were made limit the power of the United States Federal Government. This was mainly maid to protect citizens.