Articles of Confederation

By: Joshua Wallace


-Limited Power of Central Government

-Division of power

-Federalism put into place in US


-Almost NO central government

-Government had no power to protect itself (Shay's rebellion)

-States held almost all of the power

-The states had different currencies and were very dysfunctional

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Reason for the Articles of Confederation

-After having to deal with the insanely powerful central government of Britain, the colonists ran as far away as they could from a powerful central government. This led to a lack of unification.