Articles of Confederation

Advantages and Disadvantages By: Vanessa Wolfe-Salazar


1 To declare war and make peace.

2 To coin and borrow money

3 To detail with foreign countries and sign treaties

4 To operate post offices


1.The national government could not force the states to obey its laws.

2.It did not have the power to tax

3.It did not have the power to enforce laws

4.Congress lacked strong and steady leadership

5.There was no national army or navy

6.There was no system of national courts

7.Each state could issue its own paper money

8.Each state could put tariffs on trade between states.

When they created it they made it have a weak government so the people have more power