Advantages and Disadvantages

The Articles of Confederation


  • No Power to generate tax
  • no central government power
  • under the Articles of Confederation, we had no President , therefore we also had no leader to follow
  • there were foreign currency between states
  • we had no power to control/regulate trade
  • there was no power to enforce the states to follow the laws
  • couldn't gather an army ( no protection against foreign countries)
  • no national court system


  • made sure that every state wasn't ruled by a strong national government.
  • each state was independent
  • able to create laws which suited their state properly, only the people of their own state knows what their state needs
  • learned what did and did not work from the articles and using their experience they drafted the new outline and constitution for the U.S