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Back in 1776 when the United States was only composed of thirteen states and the American people of those states had a fear of a powerful national government the Articles of Confederation were created and put into effect The Articles of Confederation failed miserably and caused a lot of dispute which then led up to violence All the problems of the articles were the results of too much democracy in the state governments The articles caused democratic principles equality and participation to be violated In the sense of equality the Articles of Confederation did not give the Congress enough power and there were no Judicial or Executive branches Basically the Congress could not control what the states and the people in the states did So in some cases the States took away property and money from loyalists the people who were loyal to Great Britain but lived in the United States and this violates the Democratic principle of equality As for participation the articles did not give the Congress enough power and control over the statesas mentioned earlier so in some cases the people of a state voted in representatives that are more like them So farmers and other common people would represent the state instead of the usual richer smarter property-owners because there are a lot more farmers in the population In turn these representatives did a poor job of its responsibility to Congress The state did not pay money or not enough money for Congress to do important things that would benefit the country So participation was violated the richer people of the states did not get to participate in representing because they were the smaller piece of the population in the state and the people did not participate in getting Congress the money it needed During this time of trouble 1776-1787 Democracy interfered with successful government in the sense that people have a voice in what goes on in the government That
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