constitution - Rob Russotti 2-4-08 The United States...

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Rob Russotti 2-4-08 The United States Constitution was an improvement over the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was the first home grown constitution. It was the United States constitution from 1777-1790. This document was set up to secure freedom, sovereignty and independence in the United States. The people did not want the United States to be like England. It was a very weak constitution; the A.O.C. was built around the concept of loose association of states. This means that the 13 states in the United States were basically their own nations. Each state had their own laws, and their own state rights, meaning that every state had different laws that only their state followed. Some flaws of the Articles of Confederation were that there was no central authority, no central economy, and this resulted in America having very poor credit. All the states made their own money. The states would put taxes on goods shipped from other states. This resulted in poor credit and no central economy.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLITICAL 101 taught by Professor Boisi during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Morrisville.

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