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  1. Sep 2018
    1. the right to practice of religion is resricted by the law that allows LGBT couples to recieve a marriage license. The issuer of the license should be able to refuse to issue the license if it interferes with their religious beliefs

  2. Aug 2018
    1. It soon became apparent that, while they protected the sovereignty of the states, the Articles had created a central government too weak to function effectively.
    2. The central government had authority to act in only a few areas, such as national defense, in which the states were assumed to have a common interest (and would, indeed, have to supply militias). This arrangement was meant to prevent the national government from becoming too powerful or abusing the rights of individual citizens. In the careful balance between power for the national government and liberty for the states, the Articles of Confederation favored the states.
    3. Fearful of replacing one oppressive national government with another, however, the framers of the Articles of Confederation created an alliance of sovereign states held together by a weak central government.


    1. Laws were made by Parliament, and property-owning males were allowed to vote for representatives to Parliament. Thus, Americans were accustomed to the idea of representative government from the beginning.
    2. This document would profoundly influence the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

      Constitutional ideas started before its writing