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Video 5 “A New Nation” 1. Was the new government under the constitution the best way to fix the problems that existed under the articles? Yes, the new government under the constitution was the best way to fix the problems that existed under the articles. Under the articles, the United States was barely united. Each state made its own decisions. The main issue with the articles of confederations was that the central government lacked too much power. Congress couldn’t impose taxes, each state had their own currency, and for a change to be made, all thirteen states had to agree to ratification. Also, the United States didn’t have a continental army, they used stat militia instead.
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Unformatted text preview: With the new constitution, congress was able to tax, an army was put in place to protect the United States from foreign threat, the delegates that each state was granted was replaced by the House of Representatives, a uniformed currency was established, and the rule that all states had to agree to ratification was replaced by the rule that only a majority of the states had to agree to ratification. The constitution also included a Bill of Rights giving people freedom of speech and religious freedom, just to name a few. Also, no group could over power the other. With a new constitution and a strong central government, the United States was able to prosper....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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