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Unformatted text preview: 8/19 Articles of Confederation weaknesses Cant tax Cant regulate commerce No centralized authority Madison wanted power in a centralized government and power to tax in order to resolve problems between states (but with limitations and conditions) South: land (not populous) North: more people (lots of capital) Cant tax land because it would hit the South harder and doesnt represent population 16 th Amendment (1913) Congress r power to tax income Overrides article I section 9 (not proportionate to population) Fundamentally alter relationship between the government and citizens Notion of taxation changed Article 5: Ramification Process Amendments Require balanced budget r proposal 2/3 vote of House and Senate; approval by states >10,000 proposals for amendments; only 27 passed State constitution- primary repository of rights Congress shall make no law...
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- Fall '08
- The Federalist Papers