Articles of Confederation

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Articles of Confederation 1) What were some of the shortcomings of the Articles of the Confederation, and how did the Constitution address these flaws? What are some of the key differences between these documents? 2) Why did one scholar (quoted on p. 48 of the textbook) refer to the separation of powers as "separated institutions sharing powers"? 3) How has federalism evolved since 1789? Has there been a consistent trend toward emphasizing either national or state power? ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION CONSTITUTION Uni-cameral Bicameral congress, separation of powers One vote per state, chosen by state legislatures One house elected by people and based on population
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Unformatted text preview: No power to tax Power to tax No executive Executive No national judiciary National judiciary Resource starved Weak central government Federalism, stronger central government No regulation of interstate commerce Can regulate interstate commerce Articles notes Debt stemming from the revolutionary war. States could not pay. Merchants in different states held the debt. In their interest to not pay up. Each state had own currency, own system of government, tariffs The articles did not have the power to pull the US out of debt Congress notes Senators were elected by state legislatures Deliberatively vague Protection of private property...
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  • Spring '09
  • Sabato
  • United States Congress, Interstate Commerce, CONSTITUTION Bicameral congress, National judiciary Federalism

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