Ariticles of Confederation

By John Welch

Pros of the Articles of Confederation

  • Established Congress
  • Began to unite the states
  • States rely on each other for common defense, securing liberties, and shared welfare

Cons of the Articles of Confederation

  • Could not regulate trade
  • Could not levy taxes
  • Took power away from national government, too much to states
  • Didn't mention slaves