Articles of Confederation

By Shaiann Edmondson

Advantages

Some of the advantages with our new government under the Articles of Confederation are as follows. The states now have a unified army, with this army we can better protect ourselves as a whole and it should be harder to use specific state's armies against each other's. We have created a legislature and each state gets their own vote. With this legislature in place everyone gets to voice their opinion and help decide which laws are implemented and which laws should never be passed.

Disadvantages

Some of the disadvantages with our new government under the Articles of Confederation are as follows. The government can not tax us, even though this seems like an advantage this means that our country doesn't have any source for funds. Without taxes we can't afford to do anything or support anyone as a country. Also since the states can tax they keep taxing one another and hurting trade. With all these random taxes by the states trade is more complicated, more expensive, and hurting the country as a whole. People will get confused and frustrated with the traders due to the increase in prices with so many taxes. These taxes are also once again only benefiting groups of people within the country and leaving the country as a whole without any sort of funds or support.