The Articles of Confederation

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Why did the Articles of Confederation fail?

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There were several reasons why the government created by the Articles of Confederation failed. This plan of government was designed to create a weak federal government. This caused many problems.

There were financial problems. Because the federal government did not have the power to tax, it had trouble raising money. As a result, the US had difficulty repaying its debts. When too much paper money was printed, inflation occurred.

The US also had difficulty dealing with the aggressive actions of other countries toward it. Great Britain would not leave the western lands. Additionally, countries...

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Articles of Confederation was the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage confederation establishes ineffective government. Congress couldn’t tax, they could only ask for money, Their was no executive branch!

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