Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Old America

After gaining independence from Great Britain, the United States of America's first Constitution was the Articles of Confederation. Under it each individual state was nearly sovereign, and there was no real President of the nation. With a weak federal government, it proved to be a failure and was later replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.   

21 comments:

  1. I guess America had her trials and errors too.

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  2. I didn't know, but I agree with the comment above. Even the US had its trials and errors.

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  3. I wonder where that document is now.

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  4. So much to learn about American History:)

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  5. All these historical facts make me want to go back to school and major in history :)

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  6. It has been a learning lesson from the beginning for the US, hasn't it? Funny that some states are threatening to break away from the US, kind of like going backwards.

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    1. mainly Republicans whining when they lost federal elections. But it is like going backwards, heck going backwards is one of the mottos of the GOP.

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  7. cool stuff, i always interested in American history!

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  8. Now some are crying for the same thing

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  9. Happy sunday Adam! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  10. See, I had no idea about that!

    Best,
    -Kati

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  11. I didn't know that the USA had a "starter" constitution!

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  12. The battle over states sovereignty versus a powerful Federal government is at the core of American history.

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