Essay The Revolutionary War

1499 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
After the epidemic of the Revolutionary War, the thirteen colonies of the United States of America yearned to form a government that would essentially replace the British system. The first attempt of restitution began with the Founding Fathers’ and their deliverance of the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was “a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens (Articles)”. Its first proposal occurred at the Second Continental Congress in 1777 in the state of Philadelphia. After the document had undergone a full ratification, it was put into effect in 1781; although, the reign of this particular archive did not last very long. The document’s hereditary deficiency proceeded from the basis that the Articles of Confederation called for a confederacy; this simply means that the credentials called for supreme power to be held in the states’ hands, rather than a king’s. This is explicitly stated in Article II, which is as follows: ““Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled (Avalon).” The Founding Fathers favored this distribution of power due to American colonists acting vigilant of national governments that could potentially become too draconian…

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