The Differences Between The Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution

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The Articles of Confederation were created in 1777, though not ratified until 1781, by the 13 colonies, after they declared their independence from Great Britain. They were an agreement between the colonies uniting them and becoming the first form of a constitution. Even before it was ratified it served as the basis for which Congress conducted its affairs. Although as time went on many problems rose from the Articles, leaving the founders to draft a new Constitution to amend the current issues as well as plan for any issues that may occur in the future. There are a lot of differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation called for a unicameral legislature, simply called Congress, in which each state had only one vote, regardless of its size or population. The Constitution however, features bicameral legislature in which there is the Senate and the House of Representatives. In the Senate, each state is allowed two votes whereas in the House the number of votes is based off of the population of each state, granting larger states more votes in certain matters. Under the Articles the representative was chosen by state legislature by whatever means each individual state chose. Each served a one year term and were only allowed to serve three out of every six terms. The states were responsible for paying their representative and salaries varied across states. This all differs greatly from the Constitution; While the Senate
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