The Articles of Confederation

It was necessary to have and was destined to fail.

What were they?

The Articles of Confederation was the first attempt by the newly formed country of the U.S. to govern themselves. The states still maintained much authority. You will discover why this form of US government did not succeed and understand that the lessons learned by this failure helped in the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

About the Articles of Confederation


Google dictionary defines confederation as "an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league". In a government Confederation, the main power is still with the states.


Find out who, what, where, when and why

This is the factmonster.com site and it gives a summary of events and more.


*Also, be sure to scroll down and study the chart with the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

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