Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation - Articles of Confederation: 1....

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Articles of Confederation: 1. When were the Articles of Confederation in effect? 1781/03/01 NA - Articles of Confederation ratified 1789/03/04 NA - The Constitution goes into effect The first, The Articles of Confederation, was in effect from March 1, 1781, when Maryland ratified it. The second, The Constitution, replaced the Articles when it was ratified by New Hampshire on June 21, 1788. A period of about eight years when the country was first getting started 2. What type of government was created by the Articles of Confederation? A confederacy, where there was a weak central government that loosely tied the states together and those individual states were given a significant amount of power 3. How many branches of government were created by the Articles of Confederation? A unicameral Congress composed the legislative branch, there was no executive branch, and an iffy maritime judiciary was established. However Congress did adjucate disputes between states. I suppose one main branch was established at the national level. 4. How many representatives did each state receive in Congress and what were the terms of office? Between two to seven members per state with one vote per state. Terms were one year and limited to three out of every six years 5. What was necessary to amend the Articles of Confederation? Because it wasn’t strong enough to do anything, it required a majority vote to pass any thing, and major problems weren’t being solved 6. Who signed the document? Members of the Third Continental Congress who was basically the Second Continental Congress who also signed the Declaration. On the part and behalf of the State of New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett John Wentworth Junr. August 8th 1778 The State of Massachusetts Bay: John Hancock Samuel Adams Elbridge Gerry Francis Dana James Lovell Samuel Holten the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: William Ellery Henry Marchant John Collins the State of Connecticut: Roger Sherman Samuel Huntington Oliver Wolcott Titus Hosmer Andrew Adams the State of New York: James Duane Francis Lewis Wm Duer Gouv Morris the State of New Jersey, November 26, 1778.
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