What Was Wrong With The Articles Of Confederation?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To of the many weaknesses of the articles of confederation were that it gave way to much power to the people and not enough to government and it could not regulate trade.
Mehreen Misbah Profile
Mehreen Misbah answered
Besides solving many problems and issues in the United States, the Articles of Confederation (which was the first government system of the United States) had its own share of weaknesses, some attributes that the authors of the Articles of Confederation had apparently not contemplated upon.

These were inclusive of the weak nature of the Central government, which did not have an autonomy over the various state governments. The main idea behind the decision of not giving exclusive autonomy to the national government was the trepidation that the central government would abuse this privilege, a conjecture that was a result of the past behavior of the autocratic British government with the American colonists. As according to the Articles of Confederation, not only the United States did not have a president to rule it on a central basis but also it did not have courts to settled disputes or conflicts between states.
Shalin Choksi Profile
Shalin Choksi answered
There were many things that were wrong in the Articles of Confederation of the United States of America. First of all there were many defects involved in the articles. The financial base was missing in the articles. The articles also lacked the basic emergence of the foreign policy. There were many other reasons why the Articles of Confederation failed to take place and had to be replaced. The Articles of Confederation was the first official document of the United States of America at the time of the independence from the British rule. It was written in the summer of 1776.

The articles state that the United States of America is a 'perpetual union'. It basically states that any formation or agreement between the two states can only happen with the proper permission of the Congress. The Congress was later known as the Congress of Confederation.
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Anonymous commented
I too would like to know at least some of the "many" reasons why the Articles of Confederation needed improvement. Seeing as the Congress of the Confederation was hard pressed to form a quorum after the war, because the new and sovereign states enjoyed their independence, and they felt no need to expand the powers of the war alliance that the the treaty had established, what specifically was the great need? Why not just ammend the articles? Who was behind nationalizing the Americas?

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