Articles Of Confederation

The good & bad of The Articles of Confederation!!!!

The Advantages Of The Articles of Confederation

  1. The Articles of Confederation created a unified army for the new nation.

  2. First written agreement and first constitution of USA

  3. Congress has the power to deal with foreign affairs and authority to declare war, and make peace, alliance and sign treaties

  4. Allowed formation of new states that had a population of more than 60,000

  5. Supported the Congressional direction of the Continental Army

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

  7. The Department of Treasury, the Department of Postal Service and the Department of Foreign Affairs were established
    Postal service, admiralty court, coin money

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The Disadvantages Of The Articles of Confederation

  1. No national courts
  2. No national army or navy
  3. Each state has own paper money
  4. No power to regulate commerce or trade between the states, each state could put taxes on trade between states
  5. Any changes to Articles required unanimous vote leading to long delays in implementation
  6. No power to raise money to pay for action against border encroachments
  7. No power to regulate commerce or trade between the states, each state could put taxes on trade btwn states

Why do I feel the creators created a weak central government?

I feel that the creators made a weak central government because they had no national army which meant less protection, there was not a solid leader and that could lead to disorganization without someone over the top making sure things are in order, there was only one vote a state regardless the size so only one voice got a say per state, and most importantly they had no power to regulate commerce or trade between the United States and that allowed each state to tax their trades between states.