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US Articles of Confederation, Question:
What were some of the problems with the Articles of Confederation?
The Articles gave too much power to the individual states. For example, Congress could levy a tax, but the states collected it (if they felt it was fair), or Congress could ask the states for men for the Army but the states only provided them if they wanted to. There was no actual way for the U.S government to do anything without all 13 states agreeing.