Articles of Confederation

Advantages and Disadvantage of The Articles of Confederation

Advantages of The Articles of Confederation

•Congress could declare war

•Congress could sign treaties

•Held country together (thinly) until new government was created

•Gave congress the opportunity to be involved in law-making

•Territorial boundaries were created

•Unified army for the states

•Set up Legislatures

•Congress was able to build an army for the war

•Had the ability to deal with foreign relations

Disadvantages

•National government couldn't enforce laws

•Government couldn't tax people

•9 out of 13 states had to approve to pass a law

•No executive or judicial branch of government

•States could ignore law if they weren't ratified

•Congress wasn't able to regulate trade and collect tariffs

•Congress had no national court system