College Of Political Knowledge
Time for that history lesson most people dread.
These days of the loss of rights it could be said that our Constitution is fail its citizens.
But if it is it would not be the first failure of sorts in our short history.
In the beginning there was no national government here in the colonies at the outbreak of our insurrection against the rule of England.
Before there was a Constitution there was the Articles of Confederation….
After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the thirteen American colonies needed a government to replace the British system they were attempting to overthrow. The Founding Fathers’ first attempt at such governance was formed around the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation were first proposed at the Second Continental Congress in 1777 in Philadelphia. They were fully ratified and put into effect in 1781. The reign of the Articles of Confederation was brief. Why did the articles of confederation fail? What were the flaws of the Articles of Confederation and how did it distribute power? Read more to discover why by 1789 the former colonies were under the law of a new governing document—the Constitution of the United States of America.
We do not get much info on this attempt in our schools….why?
It was a failure!
Once they, the Founders, realized their failure they started the whole Constitution thing…..but do not take my word for it….check the comparisons…..https://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_arti.html
Here is a closer look for you so you can compare for yourself…..
- Article I – Style
- Article II – States Rights
- Article III – Mutual defense
- Article IV – Laws of other states to be abided; extradition
- Article V – The Legislature
- Article VI – Rights denied the States
- Article VII – Appointment of military officers
- Article VIII – United States to pay for defense; taxes
- Article IX – Rights granted the Federal Government
- Article X – Committee of States
- Article XI – Canada may join the United States
- Article XII – Assumption of debt
- Article XIII – Articles are Supreme Law, amendment
This failure prompted the desire to fix the problems that the Articles created….and the Federalist Papers…..
For Christ sake read the damn papers and get some insight into this nation….(something other than social media bullshit)….
And then there were those opponents of the Constitution….they were called the “anti-Federalist”…..
One of the most vocal opponents to the Constitution was Patrick Henry….he called the document….“A revolution as radical as that which separated us from Great Britain.”
Read the arguments against the ratification of the Constitution….
I will talk about the Bill of Rights in a later post…..for it was not part of the first draft of the US Constitution.
There is way too much ignorance around the country’s beginnings and the events around the forming of a government…..
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”