Articles of Confederation

Strengths and weaknesses

Main Reasons how it was sucsessful

  • Established a fair defense system.
  • Created strong foreign relations with other countries.
  • Create better local government for rural towns.

Why was it weak

  1. No way to tax the people.
  2. No court or executive office.
  3. Very strict ways to amend laws.
  4. The states would have to much power.

Reasons for the setup of the Articles


The biggest reason for setting the articles that way was they were scared that having rulers far away would be bad for the population.