(Answered) HIST405N Week 2 Discussion 2: Confederation and Constitution

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Initial Post
For the initial post, address the following:

  • Pick two (2) issues of the Articles of Confederation and describe the main problems that the United States was faced with under the Federation government.
  • Analyze two major debates (see textbook Section 7.4) by which the Constitution was created in the summer of 1787.

Then, address one (1) of the following to your initial post:

  • Discuss the ratification process of the Constitution of 1787.
  • How did ratification lead to the formation of America’s first two political parties, the Federalists and Anti-Federalist?
  • What were the major differences between the Federalist and Anti-Federalist, and who were the best-known members of each party?

Follow-Up Posts
Compare your selections and analysis of those selections with those of your peers. If they chose a different perspective, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same perspective, build on their posts by providing additional information about the events that you have not already noted in your own post.


The Articles of Confederation had many issues limiting their effectiveness. First, they required a significantly high number of majorities, making it hard to pass legislation. It mandated a majority of nine out of 13 representatives (Klarman, 2016). This not only made it hard to pass new legislation but to even amend any part of the Articles. Secondly, any legislation contained herein was taken to be nonbinding. In other words, individual states retained the freedom of choosing whether or not to enact the laws (Klarman, 2016). This took away power from the national government to the states. Congress’ influence was limited to foreign and Indian affairs….Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5