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A New Nation 3. Was the new government under the Constitution the best way to fix the problems that existed under the Articles of Confederation? Yes, the new government under the Constitution was the best way to fix the problems that existed under the Articles of Confederation. This was because there were several problems under the Articles of Confederation. One of the major problems was that congress had trouble ratifying and amending laws because it required the confirmation by every state legislature while the improved constitution only required three-fourths confirmation. Another problem was that Congress did not have the power to
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Unformatted text preview: collect the taxes needed to pay for the expenses of the national government; with the constitution, the federal government granted powers of taxation. Furthermore, the national government could not control trade between the states or with foreign nations. On the other hand, under the Constitution, Congress regulated foreign commerce by treaty. Additionally, there was no president, executive branch, or courts to interpret laws under the Articles of Confederation....
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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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