Articles of Confederation

Taylor Powell


  • included a unified army for the states
  • set up a legislature where each state had one vote
  • was able to build and control an army
  • had the ability to deal with foreign countries


  • national government couldn't enforce laws
  • national government couldn't tax
  • needed 9 out of 13 states approval to pass a law
  • needed all 13 to amend a law
  • no executive or judicial branch
  • caused the states to suffer

Why did the writers of the Articles of Confederation create a weak central government?

They did this because they had a fear of a strong central government abusing its power like Britain did.
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