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Constitution Paper

  • Submitted by: benjamin3041
  • on March 25, 2014
  • Category: History
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Constitution Paper
Timmie Benjamin
3/31/14
HIS/110
Iymen Hamman Chehade

How the Constitution addressed the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation
The Constitution addressed the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation by finding the problem within it and coming up with a solution to resolve the Articles of Confederation’s weaknesses. The first weakness is the Government could not tax or regulate commerce. Government used the Constitution to grant Congress the power to set and collect taxed and regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the states. The second weakness is to amend the Articles of Confederation three fourths of the state legislatures must approve and to amend the Constitution two thirds of both Houses must disapprove. The Constitution caused all legislative powers to be composed in the Senate (composed of members chosen ever sixth year by the people of the United States.) and the House of Representatives (composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the United States.) It also cleaned up the voting issue by using the population of each state to choose the number of representatives inside the House and each member will have 1 vote. Also changing the number of representatives inside the Senate is 2 for each state and each having 1 vote. The Senate can stops larger states from becoming too powerful. The third weakness Congress had little power in terms of making money because all the states were different; each provided their own money system never using the national system. To resolve this, Congress was giving the ability to make the national money, regulate the value of it and foreign money, and also to fix the Standard of weights and measures. However just in case another state decide to make their own, the punishment of counterfeiting money in the United States was given by Congress. The fourth weakness was Congress had no power to control military service and was unable to accept treaties from other nations....

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