Articles of Confederation

Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Included a unified army army for that 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 state
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  • National Government couldn't tax
  • No Executive or Judicial Branch
  • Needed all 13 states to to amend a law
  • National government couldn't enforce laws

Weak Central Government

I believe one reason the first government started as a weak central government, because on the taxes and laws that Britain was making.