We learned was the failures of the articles of Confederation. The confederation only lasted eight years, so that shows it had a lot of problems. They had no taxing power to tax the states, so they had no money. Also big monarchical nations disrespected the United States. They thought self-government wouldn’t work, and they were right. The Americans also had to pay for the war. They printed money, but that didn’t help at all. It only caused major inflation. Overall, there was many reasons why the articles of confederation didn’t last, but that was just a few of them.