Constitution

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Constitution

  1. 1. Compare and Contrast Articles of Confederation, The Constitution, and The Compromise Executive committee But no chief executive Created office of President Limited term of office to prevent abuse of powers; chosen by electors rather than directly by the people Articles of Confederation The Constitution Compromise
  2. 2. Weak legislature Replaced unicameral legislature with bicameral Congress Representation issues resulted in lower house that was based on population and upper house with equal representation for each state; 3/5 compromise governed how enslaved people would be counted Articles of Confederation The Constitution Compromise
  3. 3. No federal judiciary Created Supreme Court Empowered new government to create inferior courts as needed Central government lacked power to regulate commerce Central government lacked power to raise and collect taxes Federal government levies and collects taxes Federal government has powers to regulate interstate and foreign commerce Trade among states was free of barriers Articles of Confederation The Constitution Compromise
  4. 4. No national currency Federal government given power to coin money and regulate its value Articles of Confederation The Constitution Compromise

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