The Flaws Of The Articles Of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederation went into effect 1781 and was an easy way for Congress to borrow money, settle disputes, enter into treaties, establish armed forces, regulate coinage, etc. The Articles of Confederation, however, did come with flaws. Congress could not regulate commerce and directly tax the people. Congress could not compel states to pay their share of government costs and lacked power to enforce its laws. Congress could not enforce foreign treaties with the states and states entered into treaties independent of Congress. Congress could not draft soldiers. Approval of nine of thirteen states needed to enact legislation and the Amendments to the Articles required the consent of all thirteen states. With the Articles of Confederation

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