How The United States Moved From It 's Inept First Attempt At Self Government Progressing Essay

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This paper is about how The United States moved from it’s inept first attempt at self government progressing, to the Constitution, which took care of many issues prevalent in the Articles of Confederation. The revolutionary concepts exemplified in the constitution propelled The United States onto the world stage. To gain a deeper understanding of this topic, two essays and a book will be consulted concerning what people thought about the Constitution when it was first implemented and how it is perceived today. In addition, a brief history of early American government and how the Constitution came to be will be discussed. Furthermore the resulting Constitution and how it improved upon the Articles of Confederation will be discussed. During the Revolutionary War the Second Continental Congress wrote the Articles of Confederation to govern the citizens of the new country, however, the document was not ratified by all thirteen states until 1781. (Cobbs, Blum, 2015). Due to having recently declared independence from the British Empire, with some possibly personal interests in mind the Articles of Confederation stressed states rights and did not have a strong central government to the point where the central government had no control over the states only being able to declare war, conduct foreign affairs, or make treaties. The articles also stated that a vote had to be unanimous between all thirteen states to pass a law. When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the American

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