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What are the Articles of Confederation?  

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After the Revolutionary War ended, the United States needed to develop a plan of government. The Articles of Confederation was the first plan of government we had after the Revolutionary War.

Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress made the laws. Each state had one vote in Congress. However, because the people were afraid of a strong federal government, the power of Congress was limited. For example, Congress couldn’t levy taxes or control trade.

A three-person executive branch ran the executive branch created under the Articles of Confederation. The people limited the power of the executive branch because they were afraid of one...

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