Why were the Articles of Confederation replaced by the Constitution?Submitted by iehuvihs on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 10:00
The Articles of the Confederation are what established the name " The United States of America" and was replaced by the Constitution. I am sure this has been discussed before, since it probably is what lead to the civil war, but I am just curious as to why it isn't considered a superior document to the Constitution. For one thing it clearly doesn't leave as much room for interpretation and therefore allow for our monsterous Central government. It appears to me when reading the Articles of the Confederation that the document is much clearer in defining the role of government. Just want to educate myself with your opinions.