Confederation vs. Federation The need for change Essay

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Confederation vs. Federation The need for change

The US government transformed itself from a very weak government to a strong central
government from 1776 to 1876. The maitenance and creation of order was deeply needed in
america at this time. Due to the US Constitution, The Articles of Confederation, and the
Bill of Rights America went through so much needed changes. Around 1776 America wanted a
weak government because they had such a fear of monoarchy. When the trasformation of the
new strong central government began many more problems occured and even contributed to the
Civil War.


The first attempt for a new government was in 1781 when the Articles of Confederation was
formed. The Articles of Confederation was like a contract that bounded the 13 colonies
together which gave each individual state power over its own decisions. Some conflicts
arose from this. So, the next step was the creation of the US Constitution. The
Constituion was a set of laws that defined the powers of the government. This fell through
when there was nothing mentioned about slavery.


Many, many conflicts arose from the states slavery issue. After much thought it was
deceided to come up with a comprimise. "For every free state there will be a slave state".
This seemed to work until Lincoln was elected in 1860 and then slavery was abolished. This
played a key role in the beginning of the civel war where 600,000 people lost there lives.
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