Articles of Confederation

The advantages and disadvantages


- A unified army for the states

- set up a legislature where each state had one vote, - was able to build and control an army,

- had the ability to deal with foreign countries on behalf of the states


- national government couldn't enforce laws

- couldn't tax

- needed 9 out of 13 states to pass a law,

- needed all 13 states to amend a law,

- no executive or judicial branch

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Why such a weak government?

I believe they formed such a weak government because they had just escaped the effects of monarchy and wished to stay as far away from that as possible.