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Copy of Articles of Confederation vs Constitution

a compairison of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution

Beth Box

on 26 November 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Articles of Confederation vs Constitution

Congress could request states to pay taxes. no system of national courts. There was Congress had to regulate interstate trade. Taxing the States Federal Courts Regulation 13/13 amend Articles needed to of trading There was no executive with power. The "president" of the U.S. merely Executive Raising an army Amending document Congress could not draft troops, and was dependent forces. Coining money Congress had the power to coin money, but states could make their own money. was just the leader on states to contribute of Congress. Each state received 1 vote regardless of size. Representation in Congress No control of trade between states. Interstate commerce Sovereignty belonged to the states. Sovereignty 9/13 needed to approve new laws. Passing laws Levying taxes congress has the right to levy taxes on individuals. 2/3 of both houses of congress plus 3/4 of state legislatures or national convention. Amending document congress can raise an army to deal with military situations Raising an army congress has the right to regulate trade between states Regulation of trade court system created to deal with issues between citizens, states. Federal court Executive Executive branch held by president who chooses cabinet and judiciary and legislature. checks on power of Upper house (senate) with 2 votes; lower house (house of representatives) based on population. Representation of states Passing laws 50% +1 of both houses plus signature of president. Coining money The national government has the sole power to coin money. Interstate commerce Interstate commerce controlled by congress. Constitution the supreme law of the land. Sovereignty Articles of Confederation Vs. The Constitution states the Amend: to change in some way amend no ability Sovereignty: having authority states agree to
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