Articles of Confederation

The Pros and Cons of the Articles of Confederation

Pros of the Articles of Confederation

  • They were a outline for future governments.
  • United the 13 colonies.
  • No longer had tyrant rulers.
  • Created a army for the colonies.

Cons of the Articles of Confederation

  • Couldn't tax states.
  • Had no balance of power.
  • Couldn't enforce their laws.
  • Central government didn't have enough power.