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Answer the following question and reply to at least one of the other responses. You can agree or disagree but make sure you support your answer. What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? What were the major arguments offered by the Federalists in favor of the Constitution and by the Anti- Federalists in opposition to the Constitution? The Continental Congress wrote the Articles of Confederation during the period of the Revolutionary War. The main reason the articles were written were to give the colonies sense of a unified government. Once the thirteen colonies became the thirteen states, each one began to act alone for its own best interest. A new governing document was desperately needed in order for these new states to act together, so they can become a nation. The Articles of Confederation became effective on March 1, 1781 after all thirteen states had accepted them. The Articles made the states and legislature supreme. There was
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Unformatted text preview: no executive branch; in reason of that the Judicial functions were very limited. The resulting government was weak, making it fail. A convention called in May 1787 to re-write the Articles decided to draft an entirely new Constitution. After the Articles of Confederation failed they people divided into two groups the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Anti-Federalists did not want to approve the Constitution. Basically, they argue that it gave too much power to the national government at the expense of the state governments. While the Federalists, on the other hand, had answers to all of the Anti-Federalist complaints. Among them were the separation of powers into three independent branches protected the rights of the people. Each branch represents a different aspect of the people, and because all three branches are equal, no one group can assume control over another....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course HST 100 taught by Professor Burses during the Spring '11 term at CUNY City.

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