Question: What were some of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?










After winning the Revolutionary War, the new United States had to form a government. Instead of drawing up a strong Constitution, they lived by the weak Articles of Confederation from 1781-1789. The Articles gave more power to the state governments, than it did the federal (or central/national) government. Such a distribution of power is called decentralized power. Here are some weaknesses to know:



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