Why did the Articles of Confederation fail? What reasons might explain why someone would prefer the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution? What were the biggest benefits of the Constitution over the Articles of Confederation?
The articles of confederation and the perpetual union was the first written constitution of the United States of America, drafted in1777. As a result of having been written during a wartime urgency, its progress was slowed by fears and issues of central authority and the doctrine of eminent domain. The articles of confederation failed simply because the federal government under the articles of confederation was too weak to enforce the law. The chief advantage of the articles of confederation was its ability to maintain the independence and sovereignty of each state within the union (Reis,2016).