By 1787, the American people realized that the Articles of Confederation were not a good form of government because they were very weak. It gave the states a lot of power and the national government very little power. To fix the problems of the Articles of Confederation, each state sent representatives to the Philadelphia Convention (now also known as the Constitutional Convention) to create a new government. There were many disagreements on what king of government they should create. Finally, the compromised and came up Constitution of the United States.