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  • The government could sign treaties, call for an army, declare war, make alliances, appoint foreign ambassadors, and manage relations with Indians.
  • The Articles of Confederation were the first outline for the new United States of America. It created a weak central government with strong state governments.
  • In May, 1787, a convention was called to discuss necessary changes to the Articles of Confederation.
  • This Convention was called largely in part to Shay's Rebellion, which brought to light the problems with the Articles of Confederation.
  • The legislative branch would be made of two houses both of which would be based on a states population.
  • The first plan proposed was the Virginia plan, proposed by Alexander Hamilton. He wanted to introduce an executive, legislative, and judicial branch.
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