Why Did the Articles of Confederation Fail?

Here are the reasons we discussed in class:

1. No power to tax.
2. Money problems (weak currency, different in each state).
3. No system of courts.
4. Disputes of what to do with western lands.
5. Couldn’t settle arguements between states and foreign governments.
6. Nations took advantage because it earned no respect.
7. No leader or executer to carry out laws (NO President yet!).
8. Congress can’t pass laws without 9 of 13 states agreeing (70%).
9. Can’t control/moderate trade.

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