The Articles of Confederation was able to declare wars wherever and whenever they wanted to. This was an important strength to have at that time.
The Articles of Confederation was able to make treaties. An example of this was when they made a peace treaty with Great Britain.
Some weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation was that they had no power of taxation. The nation continued to grow more debt.
Another weakness was that congress could not regulate trade. This meant that each state was in charge of its own commerce.
And lastly, there was no national court system which meant they had no control over the states.
C - required unanimous state consent to amend it
The Articles of Confederation had many weaknesses.
1) Unanimous state consent to amend.
If there was even one state that disagreed, the articles cannot be added. As states ran almost autonomously from each other, each one had their own foreign relations and dealings, leading to them not being able to agree.
2) No power for central government.
The Articles of Confederation created a centralized government, known as the federal government, but did not give it any powers. It did not have the power to tax, create an army, or even deal with foreign powers. In essence, it was just a puppet government that barely held the confederation together.
3) States were barely held together, and did not have to come to the aid of each other. Each state pretty much looked out for themselves, which led to large weaknesses when foreign powers invaded. This was later amended inside the Constitution.
Congress could not force states to provide soldiers for an army, this made it difficult to protect against foreign threats. The inability to effectively enforce treaties or agreements with other nations weakened the new nation against foreign threats.
The federal government, under the Articles, was too weak to enforce their laws and therefore had no power. The Continental Congress had borrowed money to fight the Revolutionary War and could not repay their debts. States
had also fallen into debt and were raising taxes to pay off those debts
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The weakness of the articles of confederation was that it created a weak central government.
In theory, this should have been fine. The States had a long history of tending to their own problems.
But the central government had no power to levy taxes and this was a big problem for a newly formed country that had just taken out massive debts to fight a war against the United Kingdom.
And so, the government formed by the Articles of Confederation was destined to fail as it was not strong enough to bring together the colonies and was not allowed to raise taxes.