ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATRION

ADVANTAGES OF ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

  • INCLUDED A UNIFIED ARMY FOR THE STATES
  • SET UP A LEGISLATURE WHERE EACH STATE HAD ONE VOTE
  • IT WAS ABLE TO BUILD AND CONTROL AN ARMY
  • HAD THE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES ON BEHALF OF THE STATES
  • IT WAS DRAWN UP BY THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

DDISADVANTAGES FOR THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

  • GOVERNMENT COULD NOT ENFORCE LAWS SO EVEN IF RATIFIED, STATES COULD IGNORE THEM
  • GOVERNMENT COULD NOT TAX
  • IT NEEDED 9 OUT OF 13 STATES IN ORDER TO AMEND A LAW
  • NO EXECUTIVE OR JUDICIAL BRANCH
  • CAUSED THE STATES TO SUFFER ECONOMICALLY ESPECIALLY WHEN EACH STATE STARTED TAXING ONE ANOTHER AND HURTING TRADE

ONE REASON WHY

I FEEL THE DESIGNERS CREATED A GOVERNMENT WITH A WEAK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SO THAT THE PEOPLE/CITIZENS AND OTHERS COULD FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY WANTED. ALSO SO THAT THEY COULD GET WHAT THEY WANTED OUT OF IT.