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Articles of Confederation

What problems did the new nation experience under the Articles of Confederation? Why did these problems develop?

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The Articles of Confederation were drafted and written between the years 1776 and 1777. The main issue that the new nation experienced under the Articles of Confederation was that there was a central weak central government with the majority of the power being held individually by each state. Additionally during this time period, American Colonists were still fighting for their independence. As with any governmental system, the more separation there is between ruling powers, the more distance and conflict there will be. Unlike today where there are separate branches of the government, the Articles of Confederation didn't provide any separation between the different ...

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A look at the problems that the new nation developed as a result of the Articles of Confederation and why these problems developed.