Articles of Confederation

advantages vs. disadvantages


  • declared war & make peace
  • coin & borrow money
  • to make deals with foreign countries and sign treaties
  • opperate post offices
  • states would respect citizens and laws from other states


  • there was no power to generate revenue
  • congress had no power approval of 9 states to have a law passed
  • no executive branch
  • required all 13 states to approve a law
  • no national army
I believe that the designers created a government with a weak central government because they were scared that Great Britain would take control again and be overly controlling like before.