The Constitutional Period

By: Makaila Grandberry

The Constitutional Period

The Constitutional Period was a time of great change for America and promoted American leaders to devise a government. During this time the Articles of Confederation was born. However, it was seen as unconventional and lasted from 1781 to 1787, because, it did not give power to congress meaning that congress could not tax or put in place a common commerce among the states. Under the Articles of Confederation all states received one vote regardless of its size and did not have a executive or judicial branch. The leaders of America decided that the needed to form a new document to serve as their government.