Discuss the complex and turbulent transition from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution of the United States. What political, economic, and military reasons caused the Articles to fail as a governmental foundation of law? How did the Constitutional Convention come to the realization that the Articles needed to be amended, and how did that bring about the creation of the Constitution?
The articles of confederation and perpetual union was an agreement among the thirteen original states of the united states of America that served as its first constitution. It was approved by the second continental congress in 1777 and sent to the states for ratification. The major reason for the downfall of the articles of confederation was simple weakness. The federal government under the article was too weak to even enforce their laws and therefore had no power. The continental congress too had borrowed money to fight the revolutionary war and hence could not repay the debts.