Advantages and Disadvantages

Articles of Confederation


  • Created a central government for all the states
  • Created an army for all of the states
  • Was able do deal with foreign countries
  • Able to pass legislature


  • National government had no power to enforce laws or collect taxes
  • New laws required 9 out of 13 states
  • To amend laws required all 13
  • Large amount of taxation between states