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Bicameral was replaced by unicameral in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
It showed their strong attachment to their states and the states' elected legislatures as opposed to the newly declared nation.
John Dickinson, who had refused to sign the Declaration of Independence, drafted a proposal for a national constitution.
Congress adopted a weakened version of Dickinson's proposal and sent it to the states for approval.
The last state to agree to ratification was Maryland in February 1781.
The United States of America was more like the European Union than it was.
Each state had one vote in the national government, which was elected by the state legislature.
Congress can request funds from the states, but can't impose a tax without the approval of every state, and can't regulate interstate or overseas commerce.
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