What were some weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
Six Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation:
- No central leadership (executive branch)
- Congress had no power to enforce its laws.
- Congress had no power to tax.
- Congress had no power to regulate trade.
- No national court system (judicial branch)
- Changes to the Articles required unanimous.
What were the strengths of the Constitution?
Its self-correcting and self-regulating nature made possible through amendments, the constitutional supremacy it embraces, the bill of rights, the separation of powers and its simplicity of design are major strengths of the constitution. The Constitution is a timeless document due to the adaptability of its nature.
What would happen if we kept the Articles of Confederation?
There would be nobody to oversee the citizens’ actions. Additionally, our country would be severely unprotected. There would be nobody to appoint ambassadors and make treaties, in addition to the fact that there was no military under the Articles. Each state could put tariffs on trade between states.
What were the problems with the Articles of Confederation choose all that apply?
One of the biggest problems was that the national government had no power to impose taxes. To avoid any perception of “taxation without representation,” the Articles of Confederation allowed only state governments to levy taxes. To pay for its expenses, the national government had to request money from the states.
What were the strengths and weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
Terms in this set (13)
- Strength 1. Congress could declare war, and start an army and navy.
- Strength 2. They could make peace and sign treaties.
- Strength 3. They can borrow money.
- Strength 4. They can organize a post office.
- Weakness 1. They had no power to draft soldiers.
- Weakness 2.
- Weakness 3.
- Weakness 4.