Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation

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  • Learning From The Past
  • Articles of Confederation 1777-1787
  • 1. Feared a centralized government 2. Against states' rights 
  • -No power to tax
  • Main Weaknesses
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  • -No interpretation of federal law
  • -No one to hold accountable
  • No Executive or Judicial Branch
  • -Nobody to set agenda
  • Voting Issues
  • -9/13 to pass law (regionalism)
  • -1 vote per state (population)
  • Lack of Power
  • -No national military
  • -No power to oversee trade
  • The flaws of Articles of Confederation were used to create the Constitution. The writers learned from others' mistakes. The failures of the past helped to shape the United States as it is today. 
  • Birth of Constitution 
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