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									     “America’s First Form of
         Government”

THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION


   The Articles of Confederation
   established a system of cooperation
   or a “league of friendship” among
   the independent states.
          CONFEDERATION
   VIRGINIA
   NEW HAMPSHIRE
                     A GROUP OF
   GEORGIA          INDIVIDUALS-OR,
   PENNSYLVANIA
                     IN THIS INSTANCE,
   DELAWARE
   SOUTH CAROLINA   INDIVIDUAL STATE
   NEW YORK         GOVERNMENTS-
    MARYLAND


   RHODE ISLAND
                     WHO BANDED
   NORTH CAROLINA   TOGETHER FOR A
   NEW JERSEY       COMMON PURPOSE
   MASSACHUSETTS
   CONNECTICUT
                LOOSE CONFEDERATION



     Connecticut             Delaware              New York              New Hampshire




      Georgia                  Virginia              Rhode Island            Massachusetts




New Jersey         South Carolina         North Carolina      Pennsylvania        Maryland
             The United States were
             hardly united and needed a
STRONG       stronger central government
             to hold the states together.




CENTRAL




GOVERNMENT
  WEAKNESSES

      OF

THE ARTICLES OF
CONFEDERATION
          WEAKNESSES
   LACK OF POWER AND MONEY

•   No power to collect taxes
•   No power to regulate trade
•   No power to enforce laws
            WEAKNESSES
   LACK OF CENTRAL POWER

•   No single leader to direct public policy
•   No national court system existed
          WEAKNESSES
   RULES TOO RIGID

•   Could not pass laws without 9 state
    approval
•   Could not change Articles without 13
    state approval

								
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