Confederation Dbq

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1. Why was the federal government under the Articles of Confederation considered a weak form of government? What were some of the changes that were written into the Constitution of the United States that solves some of these difficulties?

The reason for the federal gov’t under the articles of confederation was a weak form of gov’t would have to be; considering it gave such little power to central gov’t and gave a lot of power to the states. Some of the changes within the united states constitution was the bill of rights and the amendments that came along with them later on. This made all men equal along with not one part of the gov’t having more power and pull than the other would have. The
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Another argument was that I had given all the rights under the bill of rights equally to all Americans. But there were those whom opposed these bill of rights saying that those were the only ones in existence, and limited the rights of the federal gov’t. overall these were real concerns from political officials on both sides of the fence, and the beginning of all this created a lot of turmoil among politics alike

3. What was the general intent of the framers of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments? Was it to change the fundamental relationship between the states and the federal government?

The general intent of the framers was that; with the thirteenth amendment was to one free the slavers and to grant them the rights that they so deserve as American citizen; and to basically protect former slaves with rights that will protect them as well. The fifteenth amendment was created with the intent to grant those whom normally wouldn’t have the rights to vote given such rights other than women whom didn’t get the rights to vote till much later. Finally, the fourteenth amendment was the right to due process to free an individual from reasonable search seizures, right to a trial by jury, not to be tried twice for the same crime (double jeopardy), right to counsel, and right to a speed and fair trial by