articles of confederation

advantages and disadvantages


the advantages that they had were they were able to declare war and make peace, to coin and borrow money, to detail with foreign countries and sign treaties and also to operate post offices.


their national government could not force the states to obey its law, did not have the power to tax nor the power to enforce laws, congress lacked strong and steady leadership, no national army or navy, and their was no system of national courts.


i believe that they had a weak Central Government because they didn't have the money to do anything and plus they couldn't enforce or pass any laws, nor any power or rights to force citizens to pay taxes. or maybe they just didn't have a strong enough government.