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(1) The Articles of Confederation proved a clumsy first effort.
(2) Whereas the Articles of Confederation promised a “perpetual Union” of states that retained their “sovereignty, freedom, and independence,” the Constitution does not mention sovereignty at all.
(3) The first U. S. government, established by the Articles of Confederation, was essentially a union of the states.
(4) Under the first Articles of Confederation, the government relied on voluntary donations from the states.
(5) To do that, the Articles of Confederation had to be scrapped, and a newConstitution adopted that would enable the federal government to raise revenueand service its debts.
(6) As with anyone's first try at something, the Articles of Confederation were not perfect.
(7) In con- federation period, he advocated revising "the Articles of confederation" actively, and promoted to hold the constitutional convention.
(8) The states had extraordinary power under the Articles of Confederation.
(9) The incompetency of the Articles of Confederation for the management of the affairs of the Union at home and abroad was demonstrated to them by the painful and mortifying experience of every day.
(10) They had seen with the Articles of Confederation that a stronger central government was needed(sentencedict.com/articles of confederation.html), but wanted to avoid the tyranny they had just experienced.
(11) "It was notclear, following the American Revolution and Articles of Confederation, that the presidency would work, " saysRutgers Universityhistorian David Greenberg.
(12) The committee produced its Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union in 1776.
(13) The first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, after all, was a massive failure, and the founders learned from that failure.
(14) In fact the constitution of 1787 set out to do the opposite: to bolster the centre and weaken the power the states had briefly enjoyed under the new republic’s Articles of Confederation of 1777.
(15) When the Federal Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, our nation was bound by the Articles of Confederation, which began with the words, "We the undersigned delegates."
(16) In 1786, an antitax revolt of Massachusetts farmers and tradesmen led to attacks on federal arsenals and showed the weakness of the national government under the Articles of Confederation.
(17) It was written in secret and in violation of the existing one, the Articles of Confederation, at a time when no one knew whether America would survive.
(18) The delegates still sought a decentralized government but one with more central coordination than granted under the Articles of Confederation.
(19) In 1787, Congress called for a meeting of delegate from all the states to revise the Articles of Confederation.
(20) A violent rebellion against taxes had spread alarm throughout the country's leaders and had exposed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
(21) In 1787, Congress called for a meeting of delegates from all the states to revise the Articles of Confederation.
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