When the Articles of Confederation was first writing people probably
thought that everything about it was perfect. But of course, to everything,
there is always something wrong. Completely unlike how it is today, all states
have the same power no matter how big of a land they are or how big their population
is. Another major difference was that there wasn’t such thing as a president.
9/13 states had to agree to pass the law and all 13 states had to agree to make
Back then New
Jersey and Virginia had their own separate plans. The Virginia plan says that
there are two legislative houses and that membership would be bases on population.
On the other hand, with the New Jersey plan there was only one legislative
house and membership would be equal for all states. In the end there was a
Connecticut Compromise. It mixed both the Virginia and New Jersey plans
together and also adding the apportionment of the senate.
difference between federalism and anti-federalism is straight forward. Anti-federalists
were the people who didn’t want a strong government. The federalists are the exact
opposite, they wanted a strong government. Most of the anti-federalists were people
who lived in rural areas and most of the federalists were people who lived in
are three branches of government and they all have their own special roles. The
executive branch is the president, the legislative is the senate and house of
representatives, and finally the last branch, the judicial contains the Supreme
Court and all the courts below it. Also each branch is allowed to veto bills from
each other. This is used as a way too keep control of each branch to make sure
none of them ends up over powering the others.
process is the way that amendments get added into the constitution. A new
amendment may be proposed by either a constitutional convention called by two
thirds of the state legislature or the Congress with a 2/3 majority vote in
both the senate and the house of representatives.