The Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation
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  • Because the congress had no power to levy or collect taxes, the goverment was always short of money.
  • Yes I do! The outcome was that the goverment was always short of money.
  • Do you know what the outcome was when the congress had no power to levy or collect taxes?
  • Because congress had no power to regulate foreign trade, which causes the quarrels to brake out, and that made trading difficult.
  • Why did quarrels brake out among the states? And why was trading so difficult during that time?
  • The quarrels broke out, and it was difficult to trade because congress had no power to regulate foreign trade.
  •  The goverment depend on the states for law enforcement because congress had no power to enforce its laws.
  • Why did the goverment depend on the states for law enforcement?
  • Well you see, congress had no power to enforce its laws.
  • The approval of the nine states was needed to enact the laws. The outcome of this was that it was difficult to enact laws, which made it a long process.
  • That is intersting, it was difficult to enact laws because the approval of the nine states was needed to enact the laws.
  • Because the 13 states needed to approve the manedments to the articles, there was no pratical way to change the powers of the goverment.
  • Did you know that there was no pratical way to change the powes of the goverment.
  • I did know that! And the reason is that the 13 states needed to approve the amendments to the articles.
  • EXTRA: There was no national court system so the central goverment had no way to settle disputes among the states. They needed a jury!
  • The goverment had no executive branch, so that caused it to have not good way to coordinate the work of the goverment.
  • The goverment had no executive branch.
  • The outcome of this weakness was that there was no good way to coordinate the work of goverment.
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