Unit 2 IP
The author of this paper compares three similar provisions in the U.S. Constitution and the Articles of Confederation. She discusses how these provisions have served to make the federal government more responsive to the needs of the people. She outlined the major philosophical themes of the U.S. Constitution and the Articles of Confederation and she references directly from the two documents to support her statements.
The US has operated under two Constitutions. The Articles of Confederation is our nation’s first constitution. The Articles created an alliance of friendship between 13 sovereign nations, and the Constitution created a scheme of federalism allowing the federal government powers over the entire nation and delegates other powers to the states government. The Articles went into effect in 1781 and the Constitution was in effect in 1788 after the final state ratified. Aptheker, Herbert, (1976) These two documents have a few similarities they were both created by the same people, our founding Fathers. Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams, George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe. Each of these men was well educated and each had equal contribution to the development of the two documents. In the New World. It was not entirely successful, which is why the Constitution was established about ten years later. Aptheker, Herbert, (1976),
The Articles stated that the central government had control over diplomacy, printing money, resolving opposing state conflicts and organizing all war efforts. Which included the creation and maintenance of the Continental Army? US history, (2008-2014),
The Articles of Confederation enabled the Continental Congress to print money, but the standard dollar didn't exist until 1785. Later, the Constitution was put