Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Article Of Confederation

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The Article of Confederation had many weaknesses in its design, including no chief executive and no taxes. The Americans were afraid of having a strong central government because they just fought a war over it. So, they only had one branch of government with no head figure. The Congress’s power was limited so much that the states had way more power than the government did. This allowed each state to create a constitution that let them set laws and a government according to what each state wanted. There was no unity among the states, but they did claim to be a “League of friendship.” The Constitutional Congress also did not have enough power to collect taxes which lead to lots of disagreements. Since the federal government couldn’t enforce taxes,

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