Essay on A.P.U.S.H. 1776

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Essential Questions 1. Why did Americans choose not only to break from Britain, but adopt a republican form of government in 1776? What Republican ideas did they share, and what did they disagree about? The Americans chose to break from Britain for a lot of different reasons. But the main reason was they wanted freedom from parliament; they did not want to be governed from overseas, they got sick and tired of the taxation and laws. They adopted the republican government because they did want to be a monarchy or dictatorship; America wanted the “people to rule” the country. They saw how a monarchy worked and did not want to be trapped in the same position Britain’s king was in. America and Britain had similarities and differences in…show more content…
The Articles were very weak and instable; they were not capable of keeping the country together for very long. The Articles for example were Unicameral, while the Constitution was bicameral. It was just not as strong as the Constitution. The Article did not even have an Executive Branch. United States would definitely not have come to its position it’s in today with the Articles of Confederations. Just look at their way of entering states to the Union, they have to get all of the 9 states to agree on entering it. But that’s not the hard part, the hard part is imagining having to get this news across to every state, it would be a very long Process. While the Constitution just makes Congress enter any new states. America has definitely been a lot better off with United States Constitution! 4. What where the basic features of the new Constitution, and how did they differ from the government under the Articles of Confederation? The new Constitution had a lot of differences from the Articles of Confederations, all of them were better because the Constitution was a much more improved and well thought out form of a constitution. The basic features of the Constitution were “principles of popular sovereignty, limited government, civil rights and liberties, and separation of powers and checks and balances.” For example an Amendment is changed when ¾ of the states agree on it, rather than all of the states. Also, the Articles of the Confederations did not have an

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