Articles Of Confederation

Weaknesses & Strenghts

The first system of government

The articles of confederation was drawn up by the second continental congress. It included a unified army for the states, it set up a legislature where each state had one vote. The articles had the access to deal with foreign countries on behalf of the states.

Weaknessess of the Articles of confederation

  • having a weak central government
  • no executive or judicial branch
  • no power to tax or power to regulate trade
  • did not have a court system

Strenghts Of The Atricles Of Confederation

  • states organized into a confederation
  • each state had representation
  • could declare war as well as issue coins
The articles of confederation was a shaky and unstable drawn up system of government.