Strengths and Weaknesses

Articles of Confederation


•First written agreement and first constitution of the united states.

•Congress has power to manage Native Indian affairs.

•It encouraged coordination and cooperation between different states and they can settle disputes between the states.

•Supported the Congressional direction of the Continental Army.


•There was only one vote per state, regardless of its size.

•No system of national courts.

•Each state could issue its own paper money.

•It did not have the power to tax.

•It did not have the power to enforce laws.

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