Articles of Confederation

Destiny Nicholson


  • declare war and make peace
  • coin and borrow money
  • detail with foreign countries and sign treaties
  • operate post offices


  • National government could not force the states to obey its laws.
  • They didn't have the power to tax
  • Couldn't enforces laws
  • Congress lacked strong and steady leadership
  • No national army or navy
  • No system of national courts
  • Each state issued its own paper money
  • Each state could put tariffs on trade between states
I believe the designers created a weak central government because they were so focused on making sure no one person had so much control over them again. They didn't realize that they did need a leader but also needed to be unified.
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