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:

Kay said...

I guess America had her trials and errors too.

Rachella - flourishingfit.com said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know it.....

DWei said...

I wonder where that document is now.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very good fact! I like it. Kisses:)

Bob Bushell said...

Good fact.

Emmylou said...

So much to learn about American History:)

Dana said...

Have a great Sunday!

Margaret D said...

Interesting.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

CiCi said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew they were one by one

Julie Ann Lozada said...

cool stuff, i always interested in American history!

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

Now some are crying for the same thing

Lucy said...

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Adam said...

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.

Kati said...

See, I had no idea about that!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This is something I did not know!