Articles of Confederation
By: Alana Harned
-Included a unified army for the states.
-Supported the Congressional direction of the Continental Army.
-Congress had the ability to deal with foreign countries and authority to declare war, make peace, alliance and sign treaties.
-Set up a legislature where each state had one vote, regardless of its size.
-Allowed formation of new states that had a population over 60,000.
-Department of Postal Service, Foreign Affairs, and Treasury was established.
-Needed 9 out of 13 states to pass the law.
-National government didn't have power to tax.
-Revenue came from the states.
-No national army, courts, or navy.
-No president, which lacked strength and dominance.
-No power to adjust commerce or trade between the states.
-Government couldn't force states to obey laws because they could not be imposed.
-Any changes to Articles took lots of time because it required an unanimous vote.