Our government has been shaped and molded from an unsuccessful government to a highly sufficient government. There are many contributors to our government. Many of the top contributors include; The Articles of Confederation, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, Early State Constitutions, The Annapolis convention, And Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of independence ( the Preamble).
In 1754, during the Revolutionary War the Continental congress created the Articles of Confederations, as a format for a United Government. The Articles of Confederation linked the 13 states together to deal with common problems, but in practice they did more than provide a legal basis for the limited authority that the Continental Congress was already excercising. Each state had a single vote regardless of population. Nine out of the thirteen states' votes were required to pass a bill dealing with War, treaties, coinage, finaces, or the military. Articles of Confederation caused a variety of problems, because of the limited authority that was granted to the central government. Despite it's weakness the Articles of Confederation did function as as a Government. By creating the United States,
The Articles of Confederation gave the colonies identity for the first time.
In 1776, multiple documents surfaced that affected our present Government. 1774- 1776 The Annapolis Convention functioned as the colonies government during the Revolutionary War. In 1774 the Conference of Committes sprung up, throughout the colonies, and were being drawn to support Boston. As they reacted to closing the ports and increasing the occupying military force. Massachutes asked for a meeting the consider joint action. The Convention met in Massachutes, after a year the convention relocated to Annapolis. In 1775, the name was changed to Assembly of Freeman. The convention met to discuss the defeats of the Federal Government. The defeats were; the barriers set up to limit trade and commerce between the largely independent states under the Articles of Confederation.
In January of 1776, Thomas Paine, a part-time corset maker and tax collector from England,published a pamphlet known as Common Sense. Paine unleashed his anger and directed it towards King George III.
While Colonial leaders wrote petitions to persuade the king to relinquish control of the colonies, Thomas Paine step forwarded and called the king, “ A Royal Brute”, unworthy of America's respect.
Common Sense called for an end to the colonists' political wavering over...