Fictional Character Mabvuto
Submitted By kalumba59
Unit 1: Individual Project
American Intercontinental University
This paper addresses the literature that followed soon after the Revolutionary War. One of them being The Articles of Confederation which served as a written document establishing the functions of the national government of the United States after it was declared independent from Great Britain. It established a weak central government that mostly, prevented the individual states from conducting their own foreign diplomacy, (EB 2012).
The Articles of Confederation mentions the Albany Plan which was an earlier, pre-independence attempt to join the colonies into a larger union. However according to the book (EB 2011) this had failed somehow because of the individual colonies being concerned about losing power to another central institution. That being the case though, it helped the American Revolution gain momentum and this lead to many political leaders see the advantages of a centralized government that could coordinate the Revolutionary War.
Benjamin Franklin went on a drew up a plan for “Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.” Some delegates, however, like Thomas Jefferson, supported Franklin’s proposal even though many others strongly opposed Franklin’s plan. Congress however did table this plan. (EB 2012).
The Articles of Confederation therefore went on to mention how after the Declaration of Independence Continental Congress members realized the necessity to set up a national government and they began discussing the form this would take. Of course, as expected, not everyone agrees to the any proposal. This therefore led to some members disagreeing on a number of issues, including whether representation and voting would be proportional or state-by-state. When people disagree, in most cases this leads to…...