The Articles of Confederation Explained | How Did the Articles Differ From the Constitution?
How did the Articles of Confederation differ from the Constitution? In this Close Read video, Kirk explores the first governing document of the United States and how it compares to the U.S. Constitution. Why did this document frustrate many Founders? What important elements does it lack?
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Articles of Confederation (1781)
This was the first governing document of the United States of America. It was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in November 1777 and ratified by the states in 1781.
The Articles of Confederation
In 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first government of the independent United States. The Articles created a “confederacy,” an association of sovereign states. Every state was its own country, except with respect to those powers expressly delegated to the U.S. Congress, and it agreed to do certain things for and with the other states in the confederacy. But by the mid-1780s, more and more people were becoming concerned about problems with the Articles.
The Articles of Confederation | BRI’s Homework Help Series
Have you ever looked at your teacher with a puzzled face when they explain history? I know we have. In our new Homework Help Series we break down history into easy to understand 5 minute videos to support a better understanding of American History. In our eighth episode, we tackle the Articles of Confederation and the need for a Constitution.