Articles of Confederation

Advantages and Disadvantages

The Many (Dis)advantages With the Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation were obviously designed to protect the rights of state governments because of the weak central government that this document outlined. Explore the rest of the flyer to find out more about the many disadvantages and few advantages provided by the Articles of Confederation.

Disadvantages and/or Weaknesses


The Articles of Confederation seem to have one advantage: the protection of states rights. Of course, the rights protected by this document do not make a unified nation. These rights allowed states to do whatever they felt like with few consequences, and that doesn't really seem like an advantage at all.