THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BIRTH OF A NATION. Articles of Confederation (confederal government) 1777 Annapolis Convention (1786, trade) Shay’s Rebellion (1787) Constitutional Convention (1787) Negotiation and Compromise New Jersey and Virginia plans
Under the Articles of Confederation
Richard Henry Lee
Arthur St. Clair
Under U.S. Constitution
George Washington+(1789)GEORGE THE FIRST?
Equal votes from each state
Some power to levy taxes, regulate commerce
Executive-more than one, elected by legislature, removed by state majority of governors
National judiciary appointed by the president
No power over states
Ratification by the states
Executive (including cabinet) size undetermined, elected and removed by congress
Judicial-life tenure, can override state laws, elected by legislature
Ratification by citizensTHE SMALL STATES BATTLE THE LARGE STATES
Note: 21st amendment repealed the 18 th with congressional and state conventions’ approval .