The Articles of Confederation

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What are three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? How did the Constitution overcome these weaknesses?  

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There were several weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. One was that the government created by the Articles of Confederation was a very weak government. There was a huge concern about having a government with too much power. This was based on our experiences as colonies of Great Britain. Thus, the Articles of Confederation limited the power of the government. This caused several problems for our new government.

Another problem dealt with finances. Since the government couldn’t tax, it was hard for us to pay our debts to other countries. There also was no unified currency. Both the state governments and the federal government issued money. As a result, inflation occurred, and people had little faith in the value of the...

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