Confederation and Constitution

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Compare?and?contrast?the?Articles?of?Confederation?with?the?new?Constitution?of?1787.?What?were?the?strengths
and?weaknesses?of?the?Articles?vis???vis?the?Constitution??Give?specific?instances?that?demonstrate?the?weakness
of?the?Articles?(such?as?the?Western?problem).
Then?analyze?the?drafting?of?the?Constitution,?using?specific?details?to?show?how?the?various?states?(slave?vs.
free,?east?vs.?west)?compromised?in?order?to?effectively?draft?a?constitution.?Pay?particular?attention?to?Roger
Sherman?s?plan,?the?Great?Compromise,?which?broke?a?stalemate?that?could?have?been?fatal?to?the?development
of?the?new?Constitution.
Finally,?compare?and?contrast?the?debate?over?ratification?between?the?Federalists?and?the?Anti?Federalists.?Make
sure?you?cite?specific?examples?from?the?Federalist?Papers?to?support?the?Federalist?position?and?contrast?it?with
leading?proponents?of?the?opposition?(such?as?John?Hancock).?Analyze?how?the?debate?over?a?bill?of?rights
illustrates?the?differences?between?the?two?parties.?Evaluate?the?relative?success?of?the?Bill?of?Rights?in?achieving
an?effective?balance?between?national?and?states??interests.