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The Articles of Confederation and The Constitution

Originally before the way things are today there were only 13 States, each states was given 1 vote to represent them. When it came time to pass a law, they would take a vote, 


in order to pass a law amajority vote made the law but they only needed 9 in total. Each state was used to take a vote it was hard because if there wasn’t more votes than the other the law wasn’t passed.

Legislative Branch

-The part of the United States government that creates laws. Whenever you read about congresspeople in the Senate or House arguing about a law, you're reading about the legislative branch

Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives)



 The smaller upper assembly in the US Congress, most US states, France, and other countries.

The Senate has advice and permission powers not granted to the House, including electing the U.S. Vice President in case there is no majority in the Electoral College, giving permission to treaties as a precondition.

House of Representatives


 The lower house of the United States Congress. With 435 elected officials, the House (as it is often called) is the most representative body in the federal government. House seats are apportioned relative to each state's population.

Judicial Branch

Is the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice.... The judicial branch of the U.S. government makes decisions interpretations  of laws.



Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).

Supreme Court

The highest federal court in the US, consisting of nine justices and taking judicial precedence over all other courts in the nation.



Lower Court

A court whose decisions may be overruled by another court on appeal.

Executive Branch

The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch.

The powers given to the National Government (In the Constitution)

The Collect taxes

  • Build roads

  • Borrow money

  • Establish courts

  • Make and enforce laws

  • Charter banks and corporations

  • Spend money for the general welfare

  • Take private property for public purposes, with just compensation


The Articles of Confederation, was in effect from March 1, 1781, when Maryland ratified it. The Constitution, replaced the Articles when it was ratified by New Hampshire on June 21, 1788.Ratified-sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.


All together it was great that we made a change to our constitution, because if it hadn't had changed, we would have never been where we are today. All of these changes are what make America what it is today.