Answers for your legal questions

What are the similarities between the articles of confederation and the constitution? law answers (21496)

People haved asked the following law querstions similar to "what are the similarities between the articles of confederation and the constitution?". If you have other legal doubts, use the box above to get answers.

Q: 

What type of governmental structure did the articles of confederation create?

A:  The articles of confederation created a weak national government, which lacked both an executive and a judicial branch. The national government consisted only of a Congress, which prosecuted the end of the war of independence and negotiated the treaty of Paris. By the end of the war, however, the Congress of the confederation of the States found itself receiving less cooperation from the individual states. The Congress did enact the northwest ordinance in 1787, which provided for the government of the Northwest Territory and established a procedure by which states could be carved out of the territory ......

Q: 

Did Congress have the power to tax under the articles of confederation?

A:  Also under the articles of confederation, Congress had no power to tax. When Congress requested money to pay for the public debt and the Continental Army, the states often failed to respond. Consequently, the national debt grew and the Continental Army su ......

Q: 

Did the articles of confederation contain a bill of rights?

A:  The articles of confederation did not include a bill of rights, however. The drafters of the articles believed that the protection of individual rights was a state responsibility....

Q: 

What form of government did the articles of confederation of 1787 support?

A:  On the other hand, many anti-federalists supported a more republican form of government consisting of a loose confederation of sovereign states that would form an alliance only for the purpose of mutual defense. The articles of confederation, which governed the 13 states in national matters until 1787, when the constitution was ratified, epitomized this form of government. Under the articles of confederation, the national government was unable to levy and collect taxes on its own behalf....

Q: 

What was the problem with the articles of confederation?

A:  Under the articles of confederation, Congress had no power to regulate commerce. As a result the thirteen states engaged in a series of trade wars with each other. Many states imposed discriminatory taxes and regulations on goods imported from other state ......

Q: 

Why were the articles of confederation weak?

A:  The articles gave the government no separation of powers. The government was too weak, the articles left much of the power to the states (if I remember correctly, states basically went by their own state constitution). Congress didn''t have the power to tax. To change the articles, it had to be decided unanimously by all states. Also, 9 out of the 13 states had to approve any major law before it was passed and Congress couldn''t regulate commerce. There was no president to lead, no established court system, and every state had only one vote in congress. Basically, the articles created no separate executive department to carry out and...

Q: 

What where the strengths and weaknesses of the articles of confederation?

A:  maybe review the political revoultion , I am a new member of this website and I need help. My question to you is what were the weaknesses and strengths of the '' articles of confederation''. Please help. Thank you...

Q: 

When were the articles of confederation adopted?

A:  Answer On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the articles of confederation and Perpetual Union. Still at war with Great Britain, the colonists were not eager to establish another powerful national government. Three-and-a-half years passed before the states ratified (approved of) the articles....

Q: 

Did the articles of confederation divide authority between nation and state?

A:  The articles of confederation which had the authority to print money prined too much after the war and this led to problem of?  How did the articles of confederation divide powers?  ...

Q: 

What was the problem with the government system set up under the articles of confederation?

A:  What was the problem with the government system that was ste up under the articles of confederations?  Problem with the government system set up under the articles of confederation was that?  Why did the articles of confederation not set up a judical system?  The government set up by the articles opf confederation had?  ...