Articles of Confederation

advantages and disadvantages

ADVANTAGES

The advantages of the Article of Confederation were that it could declare war and make peace, coin and borrow money, detail with foreign countries and sign treaties and operate post offices

DISADVANTAGES

The disadvantages of the article of confederation were that it had no power to tax, no system of national courts, and no national army.

WHY A WEAK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

The reason why the designers created a government with a weak central government was because they wanted to protect the citizens rights and did not want the government to have too much power.