Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
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Individual States Had Too Much Power
Congress Could Not Tax States
Pay your taxes!
Daniel Shay and other farmers attacked courthouses because the Revolutionary War had left the farmers poor and the government was not helping.
The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the states and none to the national government. This caused states to be disunited and not together as one.
Congress was not allowed to levy taxes so they could not raise enough money for their soldiers during the Revolutionary War.