Articles Of Confederation

Advantages VS. Disadvantages

Advantages of the Articles of Confederation

  1. Independence from GB
  2. Legally bounded the colonies together
  3. Gave people freedom in their states
  4. Coin and borrow money
  5. Decloration of war and peace

Disadvantages of the Articles of Confederation

  1. The national government could not tax.
  2. They needed 9 out of 13 states to approve in order to pass a law.
  3. There was no executive nor judicial branch.
  4. The national government could not enforce laws.

My opinion on why I think that the designers created a government with a weak central government

I believe that they made the government weak as a trial and error thing. They would see how it went with the states having the power but then after it failed they would create a stronger government to help stabilize the states.