ultimately was replaced with a stronger central government through the formation of the Constitution of the United States.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the development of the American political system by a) examining founding documents to explore the development of American constitutional government, with emphasis on the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in the framing of the Bill of Rights;
The Articles of Confederation
American political leaders, fearful of a powerful central government like Britain’s, created a weak national system of government. Significant powers given to the states ultimately made the national government ineffective. The Articles of Confederation