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When the 13 colonies won its independence from England the majority of people felt a strong alliance to their individual colony than to their new country Most people did not which to create a national government they had just fought a long and bitter war to free themselves from Britain monarchy People felt they would have little or no control if a government was create far away from their homeIn response to the issue the Article of Confederation was establish by which each state had a great deal of independence that represent a language of friendship between each state The Article of Confederation created a loose confederation of states and a weak central government Nationalist began working towards strengthening the federal government They came up with a set of rules that told the government how to work and was established on 1788 as the US Constitution The US Constitution created a unique empire it was necessary to allow for the continued survival of the United States as a single nationShortly afterThomas Jeffersonpenned theDeclaration of Independencein1776 the representatives at theSecond Continental Congressagreed that a new government was necessary to govern the now-independent colonies After a lot of debate between colonies they came up with the Article of confederation The Article of Confederation became the first constitution of US on November 1777 but it was not ratified until March 1 1781 Under the authority of the Article created a national Congress each state had an annually elected delegate with one vote in Congress In most case decisions were made based on majority rule 9 out of 13 The power that the Article gave Congresss over the states was specific and definite it had the sole power to declare war make peace and negotiate treatiesIt also reserved the right to maintain an army and navy regulated interaction with Native Americans in the West and congress was also authorized to govern western territories until they achieved statehood
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