Articles of Confederation


The strengths

* All states had one vote

* had right to and was able to build and train army

* had the ability to deal with foreign affairs

The Weakenesses

* needed 9/13 states to agree to pass laws

* needed all states to agree change laws

* couldn't enforce laws

* couldn't tax the states

* states started to suffer economically

The problem with the articles of confederation was it's lack of central government power. The reason behind the way the early founders designed it was because of the fear that the government would get corrupted and become like and act like England, their suppressors.