The Articles of Confederation

The good and the bad

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Articles of Confederation

  • There was a unified army for the U.S
  • A legislature was set up- Each State had one vote
  • Foreign countries were dealt with on behalf of the states

  • National government could not enforce laws within the states
  • 9 out of the 13 states had to approve a law in order for it to pass
  • No executive or judicial branches
  • Economy is bad!----> States could tax one another
    The Articles of Confederation was created with a weak central government because there was no way to enforce the laws created by government officials, therefore the order within the states was lacking. Everyone/every state could pretty much do whatever pleased them.
The U.S. enforcing laws under the Articles of Confederation is thoroughly explained down below.
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