Articles of Confederation

Strengths and Weaknesses


1. Created a unified army for the states

2. Set up a legislature where each state had one vote

3. Built and controlled army

4. Dealt with foreign countries on behalf of the states


1. National government could not enforce laws or collect taxes

2. Needed 9 out of 13 states approval to pass a law

3. Needed all 13 states approval to amend a law

4. Had no executive or judicial branch

5. No common currency

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