Rticles of Confederation vs. The Constitution
First access and then read both The Articles of Confederation and then The Constitution of the United States of America. Write a 1-3 page essay in which you clarify the similarities and differences in these two historic documents. Consider that the Articles were really our first Constitution. What were its strengths and weaknesses? Why was it unsuccessful? In what ways did the Constitution resolve the problems created by the Articles of Confederation? You will need some serious background for this assignment. I suggest a good beginning would be the text.
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School houses this incredible collection of documents tracing the origins of the American Constitution. This collection begins with the Magna Carta and is organized in four sections, The Roots of the Constitution, Revolution and Independence, The Constitutional Convention, and Ratification and Formation of the Government.