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The Articles of Confederation

What are 3 key achievements of the Articles of confederation?

Over the course of time, the inherent weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation were cruelly laid bare as America developed both as a trading nation and as an international power. However, there...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

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What was one success of the Articles of Confederation? 

One should never forget that the Revolutionary War was fought and won under the Articles of Confederation. The American colonists didn't need a strong, centralized government to help them win; they...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2018 7:43 am UTC

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Why were the Articles of Confederation a failure, and how did the Constitutional Convention address the problems...

The Articles of Confederation were the basis for America's first national government during the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Its powers were limited to conducting diplomacy, printing money,...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019 11:04 pm UTC

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What are some of the positive aspects of the Articles of Confederation?

The drafting and adoption of Articles of Confederation by the Congress (1777) was in and of itself positive because the Articles served as the first written form government of the new United States...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2012 6:00 pm UTC

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What is the 9th article of the Articles of Confederation about?

The Articles of Confederation were the first constitution of the United States. They were created in 1776 but were altered between then and when they were ratified in 1781. The most important...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2013 1:50 am UTC

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From 1781 to 1789, did the Articles of Confederation provide the United States with an effective government?

Although the Articles of Confederation had proved themselves to be highly effective in coordinating the efforts of the states in fighting the Revolutionary War, they were totally unsuited to the...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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What was the reasoning behind the colonists creating a weak central government?

The leaders of the new American nation were wary of creating a system of government reminiscent of what they had seen under the colonial rule of England. The colonists had felt betrayed by their...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2017 7:00 pm UTC

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What Form Of Government Did The Articles Of Confederation Create?

The Articles of the Confederation is considered the first constitution of the United States. It established the Union and was created during the Revolutionary War. The Articles of the Confederation...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2010 8:26 am UTC

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Land Ordinance Of 1785 Significance

The Land Ordinance of 1785 was a very important law that was developed by the government while the Articles of Confederation was our plan of government. This law helped to organize the sale of...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 10:57 am UTC

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Under the Articles of Confederation, how were the states represented in Congress?

The Articles of Confederation was our first plan of government. Each state was allowed to have between two and seven members representing that state in Congress. However, each state had only one...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2017 11:02 pm UTC

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What type of legislature did the Articles of Confederation set up, and how did this differ from the legislature set...

The Articles of Confederation established a legislature that was unicameral—meaning that there was only one chamber, or governing body, that comprised the entire legislature. This contrasts with...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 1:15 am UTC

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Describe two limitations in the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation spelled out states' powers...

The Articles of Confederation failed because they did not give Congress and the national government enough power. The new United States just fought a war to end what they considered tyrannical...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2011 1:33 am UTC

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What were three problems present in the Articles of Confederation?

The main problem of the Articles of Confederation was that they did not give the federal government the power to tax. Keep in mind that the American Revolution was fought against a central...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2016 1:09 am UTC

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What is considered to be the first written constitution in America? 

There could be a few answers to this question. If you were referring to the United States of America, then the first written constitution would be the Articles of Confederation. After the colonists...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2016 7:25 pm UTC

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What were the features of the Articles of Confederation?

The Articles of Confederation served as the colonial government during the American Revolution. In their attempt to avoid creating a centralized state that did not care about the needs of...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2017 3:11 pm UTC

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In what way did the Articles of Confederation reflect the experience of the American Revolution?

The American Revolution was, largely, a reaction to the colonists' experience of a distant and unresponsive government, which was far removed from their everyday concerns, politically unaccountable...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 4:32 am UTC

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What challenges did the new American republic face in 1776 and how did the Constitution reflect those challenges?

The problems faced by the new republic went on from 1776 until the Constitution was ratified in 1787. These problems included a nonexistent executive branch under the Articles of Confederation. The...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2017 1:18 am UTC

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How did the Articles of Confederation affect relations with other nations?

In the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War, the Articles of Confederation acted as a sort of prelude to the Constitution of the United States. The Articles went through several drafts but...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 7:30 pm UTC

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What was the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation in dealing with national problems? I know that they were...

The Articles of Confederation were, for the most part, ineffective in dealing with major national threats and issues of the time. Without the power to tax, they could not raise the revenue...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011 12:56 am UTC

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What was the major weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

One of the fundamental questions of American politics has involved the balance between State and Federal authority. As previous educators have already said, under the Articles of Confederation, the...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2018 8:54 pm UTC

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Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?

The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, often shortened in common usage to the Articles of Confederation, was the first constitution of the fledgling United States of America. It was...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 8:26 pm UTC

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Evaluate the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation as it would pertain to a new nation.

There were a number of serious deficiencies to the Articles of Confederation that made it completely ineffective for governing the new nation of the United States. I will briefly discuss some of...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019 3:48 pm UTC

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How did the Constitution fix representation from the Articles of Confederation? 

Under the Articles of Confederation, each of the original states was represented by a single vote in a unicameral Congress. This was true regardless of population, so that the people who lived in...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2018 3:46 am UTC

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To what extent did the Articles of Confederation provide the United States with an effective government between 1777...

The Articles of Confederation served as the first governing document of the United States. Although the document was completed in 1777, the Articles did not go into effect until March 1, 1781, when...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2020 6:01 pm UTC

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What was government like under the Articles of Confederation?

Under the Articles of Confederation, state governments held most of the power. The preamble to the Articles described the government they formed as a "firm league of friendship," and this is more...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016 3:22 am UTC

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What challenges did the early federal government face in establishing a strong central government from 1789-1820?

The United States faced an uncertain future with the establishment of a Federal Government in 1789. After the failure of the Articles of Confederation, much was riding on the experimental...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2012 10:49 am UTC

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How effective was the Articles of Confederation in solving the problems that confronted the new nation?

The Articles of Confederation were the United States' first attempt at government. They were effective during the Revolutionary War when the states were able to pull together for a common cause,...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2017 2:25 pm UTC

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In what ways was the Congress under the Articles of Confederation successful in achieving its goals?

The biggest success of the US Congress under the Articles of Confederation was its successful conduct of the Revolutionary War. It's instructive that the United States didn't need a strong,...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2019 7:20 am UTC

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Analyze the degree to which the Articles of Confederation provided an effective form of government for the colonies.

The Articles of Confederation weren't an effective form of government for the former American colonies of Great Britain. That's why they were replaced with the Constitution less than a decade after...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2018 3:53 pm UTC

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What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

I think that since the Articles of Confederation were replaced, any potential strength would be overshadowed by its weaknesses. However, the Articles featured some distinct strengths that have to...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2014 7:53 am UTC

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What are three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? How did the Constitution overcome these weaknesses?  

There were several weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. One was that the government created by the Articles of Confederation was a very weak government. There was a huge concern about...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2015 12:43 pm UTC

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Which important powers did the national government lack under the Articles of Confederation?

The US government under the Articles of Confederation lacked many important powers. Some of these were specific powers but others were more general. Generally, the national government simply...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2013 5:57 pm UTC

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What was the purpose of the Articles of Confederation?

When the United States gained independence from Britain, they needed to establish a new government as well as rules for that government. Since they had just fought a difficult war, which was still...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018 1:19 am UTC

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What were the economic, administrative, and legislative weaknesses of the government under the Articles of...

The Articles of Confederation created economic, administrative, and legislative weaknesses in the US government. These issues, while each distinct, were also interrelated, as they created a...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 10:15 pm UTC

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What were some achievements of the Congress under the Articles of Confederation?

I would argue that there were three main achievements of Congress under the Articles of Confederation. Two of them had to do with just getting the United States going as a country and a third had...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015 3:39 am UTC

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List and discuss the shortcomings and advantages of the new government created under the Articles of Confederation....

One advantage of the government under the Articles of Confederation was that they provided more freedom than was enjoyed under Parliament's rule. They kept the new nation together during the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 2:06 am UTC

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What political concerns were reflected in the Articles of Confederation?

Our first plan of government was called the Articles of Confederation. It was very clear that many people were concerned about having a government that would have too much power. The Articles of...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2016 3:35 pm UTC

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Why were changes made from the Articles of Confederation to form the Constiution?

The United States had changed. Unfortunately, its form of government had not. The Articles of Confederation had proved remarkably effective for the exigencies of the Revolutionary War. But they...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2017 1:55 pm UTC

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Why were the Articles of Confederation first written for the thirteen colonies?

The Articles of Confederation were meant to preserve the independence of the new colonies. It was an agreement between them that ultimately formed a very loose federal government. The point of this...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2018 11:36 pm UTC

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Explain the structure/organization of the national government under the articles of condederation.

Under the Articles of Confederation, the US national government essentially consisted of the Continental Congress and nothing else. The Congress was responsible for all decision and for carrying...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2010 2:53 am UTC

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Why were the Articles of Confederation needed?

The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the original thirteen United States colonies. The Articles of Confederation was drafted during the Second Continental Congress and approved and...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019 8:45 am UTC

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What errors did the American leaders make in creating the federal government under Articles of Confederation?      

The Ariticles of Confederation created a federal government that was too weak to be effective. The government was made of a legislative body that was unicameral, that is a single house...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2009 10:19 am UTC

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Why were the Articles of Confederation a failure as our first constitution?

First, we have to realize that it is not objectively true to say that the Articles of Confederation were a failure. This is more of an opinion than a fact. After all, the Articles were in force...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2013 3:04 am UTC

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What does Article lll of the Articles of Confederation mean?  

This article means that the different states have agreed to engage in mutual defense. If one state is attacked, the others, in "a firm league of friendship," will help "assist" the state under...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 4:30 pm UTC

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How did federalism and the constitutional convention solve the problems from the Articles of Confederation?

The system of government created as a result of the Constitutional Convention helped resolve some of the issues we faced while the Articles of Confederation was our plan of government. The main...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2015 3:58 am UTC

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What are the Articles of Confederation?  

After the Revolutionary War ended, the United States needed to develop a plan of government. The Articles of Confederation was the first plan of government we had after the Revolutionary War. Under...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2016 11:08 pm UTC

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? What were its achievements and failures?

The Articles of Confederation had quite a few flaws. There was no Supreme Court to rule on the laws and there were no provisions in the Articles for the national government to demand taxes. This is...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2018 3:47 pm UTC

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What is Hamilton’s assessment of government under the Articles of Confederation?

Hamilton's assessment of government under the Articles of Confederation is consistent with his Federalist views. He felt that the Articles' weakness was a lack of a strong central government....

Latest answer posted October 8, 2012 1:12 pm UTC

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What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

The primary purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to create a stronger, more unified nation in order to better protect and support individual states. It was a compromise between federalists...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2018 7:18 pm UTC

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What divisions of government did the Articles of Confederation create?  

The Articles of Confederation created a very weak central government, with its powers vested in a single elective body, the Continental Congress. The government lacked an independent executive...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013 12:26 am UTC

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