Articles of Confrederation

Advantages and Disadvantages


~ included a unified army for the states

~ set up a legislature where each state had one delegate to vote

~ was able to build and control an army

~had the ability to deal with foreign countries on behalf of the states


~ could not enforce laws (states had the right to ignore them)

~ national government couldn't tax

~ no executive or judicial branch

~ caused the states to suffer economically especially when states started to tax one another