The Articles of Confederation

Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Unified army
  • Legislature- each state had one vote
  • Build and control an army
  • Ability to deal with foreign countries on behalf of the states


  • National government couldn't enforce laws
  • They couldn't tax
  • They needed 9 out of 13 states to pass a law
  • They needed all 13 states to amend a law
  • There was no executive or judicial branch

I think the creators made a weak central government because the states had more power over the people.