Homework#2 - Marybeth Ibarrientos Political Science Homework#2 7 September 2010 The Constitution 1 What were the Articles of Confederation For an

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Marybeth Ibarrientos Political Science Homework #2 7 September 2010 The Constitution 1. What were the Articles of Confederation? For an attempt at a government, the Articles of Confederation was created. The Articles of Confederation was a compact among the thirteen original colonies, creating a loose league of friendship, with the national government obtaining its powers from the state. As the national government obtains its powers from the state, it is weaker than the sum of its parts in a confederacy, and the states often consider themselves independent nation-states linked together only for limited purposes. In the Articles of Confederation, there were proposals as follows: - A national government with a Congress has power to maintain peace, coin money, employ officers for an army, direct the postal office, and discuss with Indian tribes. - To govern within its regions, each state had the retention of its independence and sovereignty, or ultimate authority. - Regardless of size of each state, one vote would be admitted in the Continental Congress. - The vote of nine states for any measure to pass (all votes for any amendment) - The selection and payment of delegates to the Congress by their respective state legislatures. 2. How was the issue of representation resolved at the Constitution Convention?
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course ANTHRO 4 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '11 term at San Joaquin Delta College.

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