America’s First Governmental Failure

College Of Political Knowledge

American Government/History

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.

https://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_arti.html

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…..

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)….

https://guides.loc.gov/federalist-papers/full-text

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….

http://resources.utulsa.edu/law/classes/rice/Constitutional/AntiFederalist/antifed.htm

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…..

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

 

6 thoughts on “America’s First Governmental Failure

    1. The Articles were not enough…..the Constitution was basically an economic document and that lead to the Bill of Rights….and the 2nd chuq

  1. yup.
    Thank you for this reminder of what happened before our Founding Documents (or rather, betweeen teh 1st founding doc, the Declaraion, and the rest of them…)..

      1. Has only been touched upon, but we can continue to educate ourselves and others. This is what we do on our blogs, no?

      2. Yes it is but sadly most of those blogs are not as popular as a fashion blog….that is sad as well chuq

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