Articles of Confederation

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION COULD DO SOMETHING THAT COULD NEVER BE DONE BEFORE-- THEY COULD DECLARE WAR AND MAKE PEACE. THIS MADE THE GOVERNMENT STRONG AND SHOWED THE GREAT POWER THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD.

DISADVANTAGES

THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION ALSO HAD SOME DOWNSIDES TO THEM. THEY DID NOT ALLOW THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT TO BE ABLE TO FORCE THE STATES TO OBEY ITS LAWS.

LARGE GOVERNMENTS

HAVING A LARGE GOVERNMENT CAN BE A DISADVANTAGE BECAUSE IT CAN MAKE THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY FEEL OVER SHADOWED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THEY MAY FEEL AS IF THEIR VOICE DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE A BIGGER GOVERNMENT YOU HAVE MORE POWER AND IF THE POWER IS NOT HANDLED PROPERLY THEN BAD THINGS MAY HAPPEN.