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Difference Between Articles of Confederation and US Constitution

Articles of Confederation vs US Constitution
 

Articles of Confederation and US Constitution are agreement and law respectively concerned with the United States of America. The articles of confederation is an agreement among the 13 founding states of America. This agreement established the fact that the United States of America is a confederation of sovereign states. In fact, it can be said that the articles of confederation served as the first constitution of the United States of America.

On the other hand, the US Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. US Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government. It is also a constitution meant for the relationship of the federal government with the states of America and the citizens of the country of America.

US Constitution was created on September 17, 1787. It was ratified on June 21, 1788. The delegates of the Philadelphia convention were the authors of the US constitution. About 39 of the 55 delegates of the Philadelphia convention officiated as the signatories. It finally replaced the Articles of Confederation.

On the other hand, the articles of confederation were created on November 15, 1777. They were ratified on March1, 1781. The members of the Continental Congress were the authors of the articles of confederation. All the members of the continental congress officiated as signatories of the articles of confederation.

It is interesting to note that the articles of confederation gave a sort of legitimacy to the Continental Congress to give green signal to the American Revolutionary War. As a matter of fact, confederation type constitution proved to be a very weak constitution for the United States, and this is the reason why they were replaced by the US constitution.

US constitution was originally handwritten, and it is interesting to note that the handwritten document by Jacob Shallus is exhibited at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The Preamble to the US constitution is different from that to the articles of confederation.

On the other hand, the articles of confederation consist of preamble, seven original articles, twenty seven amendments and a paragraph certifying its enactment by the constitutional convention. It is interesting to note that both the articles of confederation and the US constitution were established by the same people. As a matter of fact, the articles of confederation called the nation as the United States of America.

The US constitution also named the nation as the United States of America. Although there are many differences between the two as pointed out above, it is interesting to note that both the articles of confederation and the US constitution were the laws of the United States of America. Between two and seven members per state, constitute the members of the congress of the articles of confederation. On the other hand, two senators per state and representatives apportioned according to the population of each state constituted the members of the congress of the US constitution.


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