The Primary Weaknesses Of The Articles Of Confederation

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The primary weakness of the Articles of Confederation is that each state retained all sovereignty over itself. Sovereignty is defined as ultimate authority over someone, something, or someplace. Although the National Government had enough power, it gave too much to the states. This lead to a plethora of problems that harmed the government of the United States under the Articles of Confederation. One example of this was the states did not have to pay the government taxes. They gave what they wanted to give, because the government had no power to tax. Another example is that the the national government had the power to coin money; however, the states had this power too. These allowed for an abundance of different currencies to be in the United
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