Articles of Confederation

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Kelly Smith HIST 2210 Dr. Bragg The Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation was the first government formed during the American Revolution. Some were to have said that it should have been named the “Articles of Confusion”. It being the first government caused it to have many problems, such as foreign affairs and domestic affairs. Due to all the problems the government was very weak. The Articles of Confederation consisted of a one-house legislature. King George III left a bad taste with the American colonies therefore there was not an executive branch, and the vital judicial arm was left almost exclusively to the states, which remained sovereign. Rhode Island rejected the confederation because they thought it would be unequal in its operations (doc. a). Congress had no power to regulate commerce, and this weakness left the states free to establish conflictingly different laws regarding tariffs and navigation. Nor could congress enforce its tax-collection program. It established a tax quota for each of the states and them asked them to please contribute
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