Articles vs. Constitution The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution both are similar to one another, but have some differences. I have recently just been asked to cast my vote for either the Articles of Confederation or the Constitution of 1787. Being a New York merchant and a trader that is engaged in trade, I have to come to a decision on which form of government would best suit my needs. Looking at both the Articles and the Constitution, I have decided to cast my vote for the Constitution because interstate and foreign trade could be controlled by Congress, Congress could coin money and fix weights and measures, and Congress had ample amount of power to impose and collect taxes. The Constitution allows Congress to have the power to manage foreign and state commerce, which puts restrictions on the states’ power to regulate their own trade. This would benefit my trading and definitely would make it easier to trade. Federal rights were also granted to navigable waters which are waters that supply a route for trade and the transportation of goods and people. The central government can determine who can use these waters and how they will be used. In the Articles of Confederation, Congress did not have the authority to create a uniform trade policy. They could not control interstate trade which caused individual states to practice what they wanted. States would put other states in jeopardy, so they could gain an economical advantage. They would impose tariffs and other actions on each other. Britain also felt betrayed by the Americans and conflict arose between them. Britain would not abolish the Navigation Laws and Lord Sheffield claimed that Britain could gain back America’s trade in a persuasively written pamphlet. The trade routes to the West Indies were also closed to the United States although a few Yankees illegitimately participated. This would definitely impact my trade because many ships are sent to Europe and then to the West Indies from New York with many goods ready to be sold. With the restrictions of Great Britain, Americans were getting frustrated and wanted to limit British imports to get back at them, but unfortunately Congress could not manage commerce and there was no tariff policy set up. In the Articles of Confederation, states would print their own money so states had different currencies which would affect my trade. If a state has a different currency than me, it would be more difficult for me to trade with
Advancements in Drug Trafficking
Drug trafficking is a major problem for the United States, especially trafficking from Mexico. As the years have passed, the drug traffickers have developed more clever ways to smuggle their drugs into the United States. The drug mob is now believed to have a whole fleet of submarines used to ship drugs from producing countries like Colombia to the lucrative US markets (Kaufer, 2011). This is causing severe…
The Constitution, Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo
makes the bold statement declaring that President Abraham Lincoln acted as a dictator. While
many historians criticize his blatant abuse of power, other historians applaud Lincoln’s actions
saying they were best for the country’s future. The Constitution in no way condones the act of
creating a dictatorship; President Lincoln’s actions of overriding the legislative and judicial
branches were not necessary in the preservation of the United States because…
sharing the pain of this inquiry. Mr. Chairman, you are a strong man, and it has not been easy but we have tried as best we can to give you as much assistance as possible.
Earlier today, we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States: "We, the people." It's a very eloquent beginning. But when that document was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We, the people." I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander…
The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in…
Random EssayBradley Edward Manning (born December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the websiteWikiLeaks. He was charged with a number of offenses, including communicating national defense information to an unauthorized source and aiding the enemy, a capital offense, though prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty. He was arraigned in February 2012 at Fort Meade, Maryland, where he declined…
education, assimilation, treatment, and work experiences.
Four reasons why China is continue to take place of the United States. China's education is becoming more advanced than America's education due to these four reasons.
The first reason that Chinese students do better than American students because they work harder, and not like children in the United States, spend more time in school. For example, in China, the students arrive in school at 6:30 in the morning for extra tutoring…
remained in tact
Federalist program for assuming the Revolutionary War debt of the states
Bank of the United States
Protective Tariff- when goods came in, they could be sold at low prices
Jefferson -> strict constructionist. Legally if something is not mentioned in the constitution, you could not do it.
Hamilton -> loose constructionist
Jefferson -> anti federalist, pro states rights, pro nullification, pro France
He wasn’t sure how to take care of his family and…
DBQ- Development of the United States Constitution to Ensure Popular Sovereignty
In 1776 the United States declared its independence from the tyrannical British Empire and has been growing as a nation ever since then. The first constitution that the United States developed as a united country was the Articles of Confederation, which failed horribly. But learning from the mistakes made in the Articles of Confederation the brilliant minds of early America drafted the Constitution, a document that still…
"captured both the legislative and the executive branches of the federal government from the Federalists"
1. Three-fifths compromise - The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. The debate was over if, and if so, how, slaves would be counted when determining a state's total population for constitutional purposes.
Abolition slavery - Abolitionism is a movement to…
Questions & Answers Pertaining to the Constitution
by Sol Bloom
Q. How were deputies to the Constitutional Convention chosen?
A. They were appointed by the legislatures of the different States.
Q. Were there any restrictions as to the number of deputies a State might send?
Q. Which State did not send deputies to the Constitutional Convention?
A. Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Q. Were the other twelve States represented throughout the Constitutional Convention?…