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Remember class discussion and readings about the differences between the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution.
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What weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation led to the effort to draft a new constitution?
List of at least four differences between the federal government as established under the Articles of Confederation, ratified in 1781, and the government under the United States Constitution, ratified in 1788.