The the New World, the Article’s Great Land
The Articles Of Confederation The system of national government provided by the Articles of Confederation had a number of flaws and was eventually discarded, however, it compiled a record of achievements over time. The Articles of Confederation helped the New World transition from colonies under British rule, through a revolution and into an independent government.
Through the development of independence and a national government, the American Articles of Confederation put into place an ineffective government that consisted of a weak central government, due to the little power given to congress.The Articles were a huge example of what needed to be corrected in order to create the U. S.
Constitution. Although the Articles of Confederation failed to separate power or create a strong central government, it allowed the New World to fight in the American Revolution and create the Great Land Ordinance. First, the failure to separate the powers in the AOC’s government resulted from there only being one house for the legislature.
Second, the weakness in the central government was because the power rested with the state and its majority.Third, while congress couldn’t tax, make laws or regulate commerce, under the system of the AOC, it made it possible to raise, maintain and utilize the continental army for the American Revolution. After winning their independence of the New World, the Article’s Great Land Ordinance provided income from the sale of new land and federal support for the public education system. Finally, I believe even though the Articles achieved the Great Land Ordinance, the U.
S.Constitution was formed to correct the problems of the AOC and it’s lack of power given to congress, resulting in competition between states along with their diplomatic issues. The system of federalism was the backbone of the US Constitution, intended to correct the system under the Articles of Confederation and implement the sharing of power between national and state government.
Federalism is a political concept, in which a group of representatives creates a bond under mutual agreements.The Constitutions purpose was to safe guard the common peoples liberties and independence, while avoiding factions and any abuse of the democratic system. Although the supporters of the Constitution were called “federalist”, they believed in forming a strong independent national government. It was political genius to use reverse psychology on the “anti-federalist” because it allowed the “federalist” to create more support for a national-federal hybrid system of government.The government didn’t want to completely surrender to democracy because of the potential power of the majority, however, consolidating federal and democratic power together helped the US Constitution, avoid tyranny and achieve a balanced government. The Connecticut Compromise was the most significant compromise resulting from the Constitutional Convention, due to its balanced representation and 3/5ths compromise. The significance of the compromise lies in its combination of a balanced state sovereignty, popular sovereignty and the actual population.
The Senate would have equal representation and be voted in by the House of Representatives, while the House of Representatives were subject to proportional representation. Also known as the 3/5ths compromise, which took the number of representatives and for every five slaves, they would be counted as three, which would determine representation and taxation. The Compromise helped balance out the legislation in the House of Representatives and kept their power under control. The Connecticut Compromise was the biggest and best compromise because it offered a mixed solution of equality within the system of government.In conclusion, the Articles of Confederation provided a rough draft for the New Worlds U. S. Constitution.
The Constitution was able to correct and re-created the “Mixed and Balanced” idea of government from the British, while implementing the “Natural Rights of Man” and allowing everyone’s voice to be heard. Through the development of independence and a U. S. National Government, the American Articles of Confederation put into place an example of the right and wrong ways to run a government, in contrast to a monarchy.