government part of the essay

The sole purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to save democracy from the over-controlling government, but the Articles instead created a weak central government. One of the weaknesses under the Articles was no executive leader for the government. Without having a head executive to be in charge of all the decisions, having a strong government was impossible. The term “President of the United States” was no more and the only government available was the Continental Congress that included a representative from each state. Congress, at the time, was responsible for managing foreign affairs, dealing war and peace negotiations, providing for the army and navy, and other issues. Congress spread out all of these issues to the states and expected the states to share some responsibility and cooperate. At the end, Congress found themselves depending on the states giving the states more power to take control of the nation.

The Constitution created a strong central government, unlike a loose confederation established by the Articles. To stop Congress from giving power to the states, the Constitution decided to separate the power of the government into three branches: an Executive, Legislative, and judicial. The executive branch, formed by the President of the United States, gives him the power to elect his cabinets and command the military. Being a President meant making decisions for the entire nation. Second, the Legislative branch, the Congress, is made up of House of Representatives and a Senate from each state that has the right to make laws, declare war, levy taxes. Third, the judicial branch is formed by the U.S. Supreme Courts in which they pass state laws and federal laws. By appointing these three branches in the government, the Constitution avoided having one person or states from having too much authority.

[b]okay this is my next two paragraph. It's one problem under the articles of confederation and the the second paragraph is the solution the constituion took.[/b]


I did not have time to nitpick it, but the overall points are well done. If no one else nits if for you, I will do it in a few hours when I have time.

Good writing.


The sole purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to save democracy from the <an> over-controlling government, but <and in doing this >the Articles instead created a <a very>weak central government. One of the weaknesses under the Articles was no executive leader for the government. Without having a head executive to be in charge of all the decisions <<<---delete this phrase and add: make decisions,>, having a strong government was impossible. The term “President of the United States” was no more < did not exist>and the only government available was the Continental Congress that included a representative from each state. Congress, at the time, was responsible for managing foreign affairs, dealing war and peace negotiations, providing for the army and navy, and other issues < all other government functions>. Congress spread out all of these issues to < Congress depended on > the states and expected the states to share some responsibility and cooperate. At the end,<As it developed, > Congress found themselves depending on the states <,>giving the states more power to take control of the nation.

The Constitution created a strong central government, unlike a loose confederation established by the Articles. To stop Congress from giving power to the states,<<---delete that phrase, and begin The constitution> the Constitution decided to separate< separated> the power of the government into three branches: an Executive, Legislative, and judicial.< Capitals on executive, legislative not needed> The executive branch, formed by the President of the United States, gives him the power to elect <nope, he nominates to the Senate> his cabinets and command the military. Being a President meant making decisions for the entire nation.<<<<<---Reword..this is not true. The president can only do what is listed in the constitution. > Second </y>, the L<l>egislative branch, the Congress, is made up of <the> House of Representatives and a <the>Senate from each state <<---deleted from each state> that has the right to make laws, declare war, levy taxes.<Wouldn't it be better in this sentence to just say the legislative branch, or Congress, is made up of two chambers, and it function is to make laws, ...> Third<ly>, the judicial branch is formed by the U.S. Supreme Courts in which they pass state laws and federal laws. <---This sentence is totally wrong. The third branch is the US courts, the head of which is the US Supreme court. They do not pass state and federal laws. The courts make certain the laws are applied fairly, and are in accordance with the US Constitution.> By appointing< forming> these three branches in the government, the Constitution avoided having one person or states < avoided having the government from being dominated by one person or group of persons> from having too much authority.

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