Constitution vs Articles

Constitution vs Articles - Andrew Golden Mr Gruskin AP U.S...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Andrew Golden Mr. Gruskin AP U.S. History 1 November 2006 Constitution Essay For a governing unit to exist it needs three important things: a population of people, a distinguished area of land, and a governing doctrine. In the history of the United States, the Articles of Confederation were the first governing documents. The Articles united the thirteen colonies after American Revolutionary War into a loose confederation and, after months of debate, were created and adopted by the Second Continental Congress in November of 1777. They were finally approved four years later in March of 1781. Then, on June 21, 1788, the Constitution replaced the Articles as the States’ governing document because they caused worries of a weak central government, a lack of union between the colonies, and Shays Rebellion. They loosely joined the States and requested they be bound by “friendship” and in times of warfare rely on each other to assist one another. The complete scrapping of the Articles of Confederation for the Constitution was not only the right move, it was the necessary move to be made to develop the United States into the growing, developed, successful, and strong world power it is today. The Articles were only an inhibitor of the States’ potential for what the country could become, because they denied the central government the necessary powers
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 06/26/2008 for the course HIST 1101 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

Page1 / 3

Constitution vs Articles - Andrew Golden Mr Gruskin AP U.S...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online