Confederation Vs. The Constitution

Breanna Louia

FEDERAL COURTS

Articles of Confederation- No system of federal courts

Constitution- Court system created to deal with issues between citizen, states

RAISING AN ARMY

Articles of Confederation-Congress could not draft troops, dependent on states to contribute forces.

Constitution- Congress can raise an army to deal with military situations.

PASSING LAWS

Articles of Confederation- 9/13 needed to approve legislation.

Constitution- 50%+1 of both houses plus signature of president.

DISPUTES BETWEEN STATES

Articles of Confederations- Complicated system of arbitration.

Constitution- Federal court system to handle disputes.

LEVYING TAXES

Articles of Confederation- Congress could request states to pay taxes.

Constitution- Congress has right to levy taxes on individuals.