17 May 2008

Entry for November 15, 2006

Sorry I haven't been very faithful about updating my blog. I've been substitute teaching and the kids wear me out! Also, I've been going to the VA Hospital for some appointments. Yesterday I went to audiology and the VA is giving me hearing aids for both ears. That's great news! Today I'm going to another clinic for my chronic depression. That is one thing I really hope they can help me with. Take care and enjoy today's bit of history trivia.--Sharon

On this day in history 1777--the Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress although the articles weren't ratified by the states until 1781. To read them go here . The Articles of Confederation called for a weak national government. The national government was hampered by its inability to levy taxes. Imagine trying to provide a mutual defense for the states but not having the money to do it! On February 21, 1787, Congress called for a Constitutional Convention to be held to revise the articles. Between May and September, the convention wrote the present Constitution, which gave considerably more power to the federal government. The new Constitution provided for executive and judicial branches of government, lacking in the Articles, and allowed the government to tax its citizens.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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