Assignment: Documents The Articles of Confederation was the first form of government used in the United States, but it was quickly seen as a failure in many areas. The Constitution replaced the Articles and has lasted over 200 years. In many ways these two systems are similar, but there were important changes made to allow the Constitution to be more effective. Create a PowerPoint or similar graphic presentation in which you compare the Articles of the Confederation with the Constitution. 1. You should have 15 – 20 slides. 2. Below is a comprehensive list of areas in which the two documents differ. You should include at least 15 of these and possibly come up with some of your own. Taxes Courts Voting Trade and commerce Executive powers State powers Representation – how each state is represented in the national government Terms of Office Raising an army/navy Declaring war Settling disputes Sovereignty Passing laws Amendments – How laws can be changed Coining money Taxation Ratification (how each document became a law of the land) 3. Your final 1 – 2 slides should include the history and setting of each document. 4. Be sure to check the PowerPoint/Graphics rubric. (This will be found under the Rubric and Grades button on the left hand navigation bar.