The Articles Of Confederation was the first government of the United States of America.
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Did you know that there were major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
The Articles of Confederation was planned by Benjamin Franklin and set into place at the end of the war. The Articles of Confederation were America’s first real national government. It's also the United States' first government.
One weakness of the Articles of Confederation is Congress could not raise funds, regulate trade, or conduct foreign policy without the voluntary agreement of the states.