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7a weaknesses of articles of confederation

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  • 1. USI.7a Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  • 2. Essential Knowledge
    • The Articles of Confederation was a constitution written during the American Revolution to establish the powers of the new national government.
  • 3. Essential Questions
    • What were the basic weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
  • 4. Articles of Confederation
    • Provided for a weak national government.
  • 5. Articles of Confederation
    • Gave Congress no power to tax or regulate commerce among the states.
  • 6. Articles of Confederation
    • Provided for no common currency.
  • 7. Articles of Confederation
    • Gave each state one vote regardless of size.
  • 8. Articles of Confederation
    • Provided for no executive or judicial branch.
  • 9. Think About It…
    • Do you think the Articles of Confederation was a plan for a good government?
    • How would you change the Articles of Confederation?