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Articles of Confederation

Summary: The Articles of Confederation were written as a constitution for the newly independent America after the country was freed from Great Britain in the 18th century. This essay explores its purpose, its flaws, and its influence on early American government.
Shortly after declaring independence, from Britain in 1776, America needed to develop a new form of government. Therefore, Congress was appointed the task of writing a constitution for the new and free country. The end result of Congress was the Articles of Confederation. These articles were then translated into French to show France that they had the beginnings of a government, and needed no help from the French. The Articles of Confederation, although being a foundation for the Constitution to build upon, was not as successful as everyone had hoped because the amendments implemented suppressed commerce, military defense, and unity for the entire nation.

One of the amendments passed by Congress prohibited the collection of tax from the people because they had just fought against the British for the taxation acts. In order for the government to get money they asked that the states just give what they wanted...

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