Articles of Confederation

Mod. 3 Lesson one

Strengths ~ the Article of confederation

1. To declare war and make peace.

2. To coin and borrow money

3. To detail with foreign countries and sign treaties

4. To operate post offices

weaknesses ~ the article of deceleration

1. The national govt. could not force the states to obey its laws.

2. It didn't have the power to tax

3. It didn't have the power to enforce laws

4. Congress lacked lacked strong and steady leadership

5. There was no national Army or Navy

6. There was no system of national courts

7. Each state could issue its on paper money

8. Each state could put tariffs on trade between states

The reason why it's a govt. with a weak govt. central

So if they wanted it back they could take it back

By: Abigal Hunsberger

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