Thursday, October 05, 2006

Articles of Confederation: Temporary Existence

The Articles of Confederation were documents ratified by the Continental Congress in March 1781. These documents stood as a plan of government for the Americans at the time. However, they were incapable of satisfying the needs of the people and securing a strong central government. While the Americans were governed by the AOC, several concerns and issues arose.

Under the governing of the AOC, placing power in its rightful place became an issue. The solution to whether or not the states or the central government should have joint authority was difficult to establish. Questioning also began associated with the set up of representation, taxation of the states, and even the relationship of governmental powers and citizens' rights. Organization for the American government seemed impossible to create.


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