This document will be our first true national government!
We have almost no power, unlike the state government.
We have more power than Congress!
The Articles of Confederation was a document that was created before the Constitution. America was based on this document before the Constitution was created. It was America's first true government. The Articles of Confederation were made up of national and state governments.
The major problem with the Articles of Confederation was that the national government had little power and the state governments had almost all the power. This resulted in the country being unbalanced.
The state governments were in charge of the individual states. They could tax people, create a court system, enforce laws passed by Congress, and exercise any powers not given to Congress directly.