How are the US Constitution and the Articles of Confederation similar?  

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The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are similar because both were plans of government for the United States. Many of the people who developed the Articles of Confederation also developed the Constitution. While the Constitution provided for a stronger federal government, both plans gave the federal government the power...

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The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are similar because both were plans of government for the United States. Many of the people who developed the Articles of Confederation also developed the Constitution. While the Constitution provided for a stronger federal government, both plans gave the federal government the power to deal with other countries and to establish relationships with them. Both documents authorized Congress to build a navy and to conduct war if necessary. The states weren’t allowed to declare war in either plan. In both plans, Congress was given the power to coin money (although the states could also coin money under the Articles of Confederation) and to establish a post office. In both documents, states were expected to follow the agreements Congress made with other countries, but the states also had some freedom to make their own decisions.

Ultimately, it was the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation that led to the push to create a better plan of government that could correct some of the issues that existed with this plan of government. The Constitution addressed many of these weaknesses and has remained the American plan of government since its adoption in 1787 and its official ratification a few years later.

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The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are similar in that they were established to serve as supreme laws of the land. As an extension, they provided some form of governance among the different states.

The two agreements established a central government to facilitate collective decision making and conflict resolution among the states. The major problem with the Articles was it created a weak central government that the Constitution sought to rectify.

The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are similar in that they imposed restrictions on the ability of individual states to engage in wars in their individual capacity.

The two documents also provide the framework for negotiations with foreign governments and the establishment of a single foreign policy.

The two documents allowed the different states some level of autonomy.

All member states were expected to observe and comply with the agreements.

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