Why Did We Get Rid of the Articles of Confederation

Why Did We Get Rid of the Articles of Confederation - Why...

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Why Did We Get Rid of the Articles of Confederation? I. The Articles 1. When? 1776-1788 Was type of Gov. right after war 2. Structure Essentially nat. Gov. was Continental Congress Gov. chosen by state Legislatures In order to get leg. Passed you had to have 2/3 of states vote for it Each state had 1 vote Each state had a proportional amount of representatives to state size In order to change article a unanimous vote was required 3. Powers Not many But had 5 basic powers (1) Make treaties and Declare War (2) Set Standards for Weights and Measures (3) Created a Postal System (4) Carried Out Treaties with Indian Tribes (5) Mediate disputes between states Incredibly weak Government Fits into Rhetoric of the Revolution The People want state legislatures to have the more power than the national Gov. 4. Accomplishments Pretty significant accomplishments
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They won the War with it and defeated the most powerful country in the world (Diplomatic Relations) In the treaty that ended the war we got pretty much anything we wanted and more National Gov. Passed the Northwest Ordinance got all states to give up claims on lands west of their borders There will be no colonies or territories of other states NW Ordinance mandated that slavery would never exist North of the Ohio River II. General Problems 1. Trade Had no ability to regulate trade between states or internationally
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