1. Compare and contrast the structures of government formed under the Articles of Confederation and the US constitution. How are the colonists’ historical experiences reflected in each document? How did the weaknesses of the Articles lead to a different structure in the US constitution? 2. From 1801-1835 the Supreme court was headed by Chief Justice John Marshall, a federalist who advocated a strong central government. Using cases heard by the Supreme court during that period, show how John Marshall’s political belief affected the relationship between states and federal government? 3. In what ways does the Texas Constitution reflect the influence of the US constitution? What effect have changes in the US constitution had on the Texas constitution?