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Articles of Confederation vs Constitution

a compairison of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution

chris ellis

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Articles of Confederation vs Constitution

Congress could request states to pay taxes. no system of federal courts. There was No provision to regulate interstate trade. Levying taxes Federal courts Regulation 13/13 amend articles needed to of trading Has no executive with power. president of U.S. merely Executive Raising an army Amending document Congress could not draft troops, and was dependent forces. Coining money Congress has the power to coin money, but not the sole power to do so. presided over on states to contribute congress. Each state received 1 vote regardless of size. Representation of states No control of trade between states. Interstate commerce Sovereignty resides in the states. Sovereignty 9/13 needed to approve legislation. 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
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