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APUSH - Debate Project - Mehmet Bayram Federalist 1 First...

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Mehmet Bayram Federalist 1 First Affirmative Good morning, my name is Mehmet Bayram and these are my teammates Stephen Kein, Mike Kochinski, and Andrew Aychouh. I will be presenting first affirmative in today’s debate. The United States Government should ratify the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. The following definitions are from The Miriam Webster Dictionary: United States of America – A country in North America bordering the Atlantic, Pacific, & Arctic oceans Government – the continuous exercise of authority over and the performance of functions for a political unit. Should – plan to, intend to, or expect to. Ratify – to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction Constitution –The fundamental law of the United States, framed in 1787, ratified in 1789, and variously amended since then. Replace – to put something new in the place of. The Articles of Confederation – the first constitution of the 13 American states which was adopted in 1781. December 18, 2006
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Mehmet Bayram Federalist 1 First Affirmative The Articles of Confederation has been in effect since 1781, and since they have been placed into effect, severe flaws in the Articles have become apparent. These flaws have created problems in the past (Shay's Rebellion and the Depression of 1785) and will create even worse problems in the future if they are not corrected.
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