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Weaknesses of The Articles of Confederation (matching)

  • 1. States had more power than the country..... "No king".
  • 2. Congress could only ask states to help pay debts.... "please help pay".
  • 3. All states printed their own money and could only spend it in their own state.
  • 4. Neither size or population affected the number of votes a state representative had.
  • 5. No leader and no judge to ensure laws were followed.
  • a. No executive or judicial branch
  • b. Congress could not tax or regulate commerce amoung states
  • c. No common currency
  • d. A weak national government.
  • e. Just one vote per state, no matter the size of the state
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Weaknesses of The Articles of Confederation (matching) (Answer Key)

  • d 1. States had more power than the country..... "No king".
  • b 2. Congress could only ask states to help pay debts.... "please help pay".
  • c 3. All states printed their own money and could only spend it in their own state.
  • e 4. Neither size or population affected the number of votes a state representative had.
  • a 5. No leader and no judge to ensure laws were followed.
  • a. No executive or judicial branch
  • b. Congress could not tax or regulate commerce amoung states
  • c. No common currency
  • d. A weak national government.
  • e. Just one vote per state, no matter the size of the state

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