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The Articles of Confederation established a representative government. Which answer best explains how it worked? Every state had an equal vote in Congress. Small states had one vote in Congress; large states had two votes. The number of representatives was based on the state’s population. The number of representatives was based on the physical size of the state.

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The first one is right. Every state had an equal vote in Congress. That meant that Rhode Island had the same representation as Virginia. It was not that fair. The Articles were also flawed because they required 9 of the 13 states to pass a law and all 13 for a constitutional amendment. They also had no authority to tax. Clearly this did not work out too well. The Constitution was written just 6 years later. At the convention there was actually a lot of arguing over how states would be represented in Congress. Large states like Virginia wanted representation based on population. Small states like New Jersey wanted one vote per state. Then a guy from Connecticut came u with the idea to have a bicameral legislature with one house for each plan of representation. the answer belongs to faye from yahoo

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