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Articles Of Confederation From Mr. Berlin at mrberlin.com
Objective: To examine the formation of the Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation (1781) - the first central government of the United States - 9 of the 13 states had to agree on all federal laws. Congress was a unicameral legislature with delegates, or representatives, from each state. - The main power of Congress involved foreign affairs. - All 13 states had to agree on all amendments.
Congress could raise armies Congress could sign treaties Congress could not regulate trade and collect tariffs Congress could not raise revenue through taxes POWERS GRANTED BY THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION POWERS WITHHELD BY THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION Congress could declare war
* Under the Articles of Confederation, the states had more power than the federal government. Examples: taxation and law enforcement * The Articles of Confederation had a weak federal government on purpose because they were afraid of their experiences with the British monarchy and Parliament.