Articles of Confederation

By: Atavia Mallory

Advantages

- Included a unified army for the 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 states

Disadvantages

- National government couldn't enforce laws

- National government couldn't tax

- Needed 9 out of 13 states approval to pass a law

- Needed all 13 states in order to amend the law

- No executive or judicial branch

- Caused states to suffer economically when states started to tax one another and hurt trade

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