The Articles of Confederation
It was necessary to have and was destined to fail.
What were they?
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation on November 15, 1777.
The Articles of Confederation was not ratified by all 13 states until March 1, 1781
It created a loose national Government. Most power remained within the states.
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.
*Also, be sure to scroll down and study the chart with the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.