[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.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Good morning professor & class,

One of the biggest problems with the Articles of Confederation was the National Government had no right to tax the citizens Only the states could tax their own residents. This meant the National government had to ask for donations to keep itself running which led to a weak central government. Congress also could not regulate trade under the Articles of Confederation. To import foreign goods or attempting to make money by selling goods overseas was prohibited. This led to a poor new America.

The Articles of Confederation was the first national constitution which was created to replace royal authority. One main problem that was faced while proposing the Articles of Confederation was the agreement of passing consent of all nine states. Also noted, is that acts put forward through this matter ultimately were only as strong as the states who chose to enforce them. …please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $5