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Conventional constitution and the new constitution
Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation was the first documented constitution of the United States
of America. The constitution was a work of the then Congress which drafted it in the year 1777.
The confederation focused on creating a national union that decentralized the political set up
while giving no absolute power to the government. The thirteen states still had power,
independence, and freedom under the conventional constitution. The National government only
had the mandate to call for war; control international dealings make treaties and establish cordial
relationships with other exclusive governing bodies. Hence, Congress held the null financial
authority to tax or participate in commerce. The government only relied on the thirteen states’
contributions. The thirteen states had to give consent for the constitutional amendment.
Historically, required unanimous consent was a hindrance to the amendment's approval.
Amendments though suggested for seven years between 1781 and 1788, went without approval
Despite the seven years of failure, Congress obtained national control over all land to the
west of the states in the seventeen-eighties. The government officials and the politicians of the
time argued that the western territories with definite borders were the nation's property. The
articles of confederation won ratification after the states with large chunks of land shook hands
with the claims of the national government. Therefore, settlement and power over land was a