(Solution) Hist 405N Week 2 Discussion 2: Confederation and Constitution

What were the main problems with the Articles of Confederation that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787? How did the national government under the Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation?


Under the Articles of Confederation in the mid-1780s, the United States was facing a wide range of threats.  Taking this into account indicates that the central government under the Articles had caused several failures. The national government was not able to make international agreements that were effective. Further, it was unable to provide enough revenue for the government. This, in turn, resulted in serious budget deficits.  These problems, alongside the civil disturbance, led to Shay’s rebellion. The rebellion, as elucidated by Keene and O’Donnell (2012) aimed at improving the Articles of Confederation.   Nevertheless, during the meeting that was held in the summer of 1787, the Constitution Convention proposed an entirely new constitution instead of amending of reforming the Articles. Under the US constitution, Van Cleve (2017) indicates that there was a creation of a…Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5