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Prompt: Was the new government under the Constitution the best way to fix the problems that existed in the Articles? 09/30/2011 During the early years of America, the Constitution was viewed as the document that would break American’s liberty and end the revolution. However, I believe that the Americans did not understand why the Constitution was put in place. The Constitution helped fix the problems in the Articles of Confederation. I believe it was the best way for the new government to fix the existing problems in the Articles. The Articles limited the power of the federal government. Congress wasn’t even allowed to tax, which weakened America’s financial support. States were expected to give requisitions, but many states failed to do so. Under the Articles, an executive branch was not established. Without one leader, how could the states feel like they were part of one nation? Although Americans were given basic rights, it was the Bill of Rights that specified them. Before the Constitution was written up, James Madison, a political genius, drew up his
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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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