Has Europe Reached its Articles of Confederation Moment?
America under the Articles ... crisis -- the Confederation and its members were looking pretty shabby. American was then a picture of, at least superficially, fascinating disarray. Under the Articles, the federal government had no power to tax.
Perverting the Constitution for Power
In the Articles of Confederation, national sovereignty was specifically denied the central government, which was not deemed a nation or government but simply a "firm league of friendship." That power relationship was essentially flipped by the Constitution ...
Obamacare, the Constitution, and the original meaning of the Commerce Clause
The Commerce Clause, in pertinent part, provides that Congress has the authority “[t]o regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” No such power existed under the Articles of Confederation ...
What is the Constitution?
It is a document designed to protect our freedom by imposing law on those who wield political power. Without such law, Americans would be under the constant ... to draft our first national constitution, the Articles of Confederation. It was fully ratified ...
Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
And regarding John Hanson's claim to being the first president, Hoyer is technically right. Hanson was elected the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation in 1781, several years before George Washington took the role ...