The Articles of Confederation is the first constitution! We will limit federal government power so that the people feel safe with their rights!
The colonists aren't paying taxes and the country is becoming unbalanced!
In 1776, the United States of America declared itself free from Great Britain. This document established the United States as a confederation of colonies. Under the articles, the state governments had more power than the federal government.
The weakness of the Articles was that the federal government had little to no power. The nation was unstable.