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Articlesof Confederation1

  1. 1. The Articles of Confederation
  2. 2. The Articles of Confederation was our first form of government
  3. 3. What did the Articles do?
  4. 4. Formed a loose union of states
  5. 5. <ul><li>The national government could do the following: </li></ul><ul><li>* Make war </li></ul><ul><li>* Make peace </li></ul><ul><li>* Sign treaties </li></ul><ul><li>* Issue money </li></ul><ul><li>* Raise an army </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why didn’t the Articles work?
  7. 7. <ul><li>There was no common currency. </li></ul><ul><li>Each state printed their own money and often did not recognize each other’s currency. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Power to control trade with other states and countries was left to the states. </li></ul><ul><li>Many states placed restrictions on trade with other states making it almost impossible to trade. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Nine of the thirteen states had to approve any action or decision of the government. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Debt was a huge problem in the new nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress did not have the power to levy taxes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Not enough power in the federal (central/national) government

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