Articles of Confederation


The Articles of Confederation structured a federal government that had no power, while it also structured a state government. The state had most of the control over, creating laws, enforcing laws, and even their own currency. With thirteen different governments how could unity between them become a reality especially with a federal govrnement that was nearly non-existent.

Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Power to create treaties
  • Control over the military


  • One house legislature
  • One vote per state
  • 9 of 13 votes required to pass laws