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A more perfect Union. 1777-1788. Articles of Confederation. 1777 The war is being fought The DOI has been written How do the colonists want to be governed??? They need a plan…. They created strong state government and they realized they need a strong central government.

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articles of confederation
Articles of Confederation

1777

  • The war is being fought
  • The DOI has been written

How do the colonists want to be governed??? They need a plan….

  • They created strong state government and they realized they need a strong central government.
  • The 2nd Continental Congress adopted The Articles of Confederation
articles of confederation1
Articles of Confederation
  • Strengths:
  • Conduct foreign affairs
  • Maintain armed forces
  • Create currency $$
  • Expanded foreign trade
  • Expanded land to the west
  • Weaknesses:
  • Could not regulate trade
  • Could not impose taxes
  • Lacked Chief Executive (President)
  • Each state had 1 vote no matter the population
  • Not strong enough
we needed a change articles constitution
We needed a change!!!Articles Constitution

1787

  • The Constitutional Convention met to re-create a plan for government
  • They needed to make the central government stronger and fix the problems with AofC
  • Two plans were considered….
  • The New Jersey Plan:
  • One-house legislature
  • Congress could set taxes
  • This plan amended the articles
  • The Virginia Plan:
  • Legislature are proportionate to population
  • 2-house legislature
1787 u s constitution is born
1787--U.s. constitution is born!!
  • The Great Compromise—combined both plans
  • The Constitution established these principles...
  • Limited government—the powers of govt are limited by the constitution
  • Republicanism—citizens rule through elected representatives
  • Checks and balances—each branch of government has a check on the other so that no one branch can become too powerful
  • Federalism—sharing of power between state and federal govt’s
  • Separation of powers—powers of govt are divided into 3 branches
  • Popular sovereignty—the most popular vote wins (majority rules)
  • Individual rights—rights that are guaranteed to citizens and protected by the government
federalist vs anti federalist
Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

Federalist

--support the new Constitution

James Madison (author of the Constitution)

Alexander Hamilton

John Jay

They wrote the Federalist Papers to inform the colonist about the new Constitution

Anti-Federalist

--opposed the parts of the Constitution including states power

--The Constitution lacked a Bill of Rights

Patrick Henry

George Mason

amendments
Amendments
  • Amendments are a change made to the Constitution
  • The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights
  • Free speech, religion, press
  • Right to bear arms
  • Restricts quartering troops
  • Protects against searches and seizures
  • Due process of law
  • Right to speedy and public trial
  • Right to trial by jury
  • Protects against excessive bail or unusual punishment
  • Rights are not restricted to the first 8
  • Restates principle of Federalism