The Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Why were the Articles of Confederation doomed to fail?
- Congress is unable to regulate trade between states or between states and foreign countries.
- No power to tax. Congress had to ask the states for money and the states were not obligated to contribute.
- Debt from the war-could not be paid
- Continental money had little value. Each state made its own money=Confusion
- No system of national courts
- No President