The Articles of Confederation's only pro was to repel the dangers of a strong federal government. The incapacitating limitations in that regard were rectified by the U.S. Constitution, which maintained all the pros of th... More »

The first and second drafts of the Articles of Confederation were written by Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane, and the fourth was written by John Dickinson. This fourth draft went through two revisions and was approved ... More »

The Articles of Confederation is an important document in American history because it united the individual states and established the federal government. It defined the law of the United States from 1781 until the ratif... More »

The Constitution's framers intended to alleviate many of the inefficiencies of the Articles of Confederation, but in so doing, they created a system that many felt threatened the sovereignty of the states and the freedom... More »

Flaws in the Articles of Confederation included the lack of commerce regulation, ability to raise money through taxes, courts and an executive branch of the government. Additionally, the need for a unified government dur... More »

The founding fathers of the United States of America wrote the Constitution because the nation's original governing document, the Articles of Confederation, proved to be relatively powerless for law enforcement. The Arti... More »

The Constitutional Convention, also known as the Philadelphia Convention, was an official meeting of the United States government that was convened to make changes to the Articles of Confederation, an early federal gover... More »