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Now that you have reviewed and taken notes on the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution it is time to respond to your writing prompt: Writing Prompt:
Which document did a better job of fulfilling the ideals of the American Revolution: the Articles of Confederation or the United States Constitution?
The United States Constitution better represented and fulfilled the ideals of the American Revolution then the Articles of Confederation. Democracy and rights were all earned in the Revolutionary war and were enforced by the United States Constitution. Freedom is given to all free citizens in the country through the Bill of Rights. Government is divided into three branches to balance out power. Colonists now chose who represents them in the House of Representatives.
Under the rule of the Articles of Confederation the country had no government to enforce order and this nearly led to anarchy. There was no court to settle disputes over state borders claims in the west. States could print their own money which led to inflation in some states and only states could tax their citizens not congress. This made it very hard to repay the countries war debt. When the United States Constitution was ratified it created a Federal Mint to print money, congress could now tax citizens directly to pay back debts, and three different branches were set up instead of one.
The government under the constitution consisted of three branches. The Legislative branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In the House of Representatives and the number of representatives was now chosen by the population of the state. The Senate was made up of two representatives from each state and would hold office for six years. The Judicial branch consists of the federal judges and courts. They are appointed by the president and approved by the Senate. The executive branch is made up of the president who also acts as the...
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