Effects Of The Articles Of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederation were put into effect to form some semblance of a central government, to keep peace between the states and to keep individual states from conducting foreign diplomacy on their own. Unfortunately the articles were flawed and gave the existing government little to no power. Federalism was the number one weakness of the Articles of Confederation. Without a separation of powers this type of government was bound to fail. Levying taxes was a much needed change to the Articles of Confederation. The idea of relying on individual states to offer a certain amount of taxes, without consequence to those who did not, was ludicrous. The Government was left unable to pay its foreign debtors which caused concern with those worried

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