Articles of Confederation By cobe Mager

The federal government was a government created to govern all 13 of the original states after the A.O.C. failed. The Articles of Confederation (A.O.C.) was created to serve as a set of guidelines to take Britain's place in governing the states.The A.O.C only lasted about 6 years before revised(1776-1781) after revised on lasted about 8 years (1781-1789. The founding fathers tried creating a country with a certain set of rules, a federal government limited for many reasons.

Money/Finances

Money/Finances was one area the federal government was limited by the Articles of Confederation. For example one limitation the federal government had was they couldn’t collect taxes from any of the states. A second limitation was the federal couldn’t coin money, regulate the value of money, or “emit bills”.Another limitation the federal government had was the only way the federal government could get money was if the states wanted to give them money. A third limitation was the federal government couldn’t “ascertain” how much the defense and welfare of the U.S. will cost. The reason the founding fathers wanted to limit the federal government in this way is that they were sick and tired of getting taxed so much by Britain.

Military/War

Military/war was another area the federal government was limited by the A.O.C. One limitation the federal government had was they couldn’t establish militias or engage in war. Another limitation the federal government had was they couldn't grant letters of marque, enter treaties or alliances. The reason the founding fathers wanted to limited the federal government in this way is because the founding fathers didn’t want what happened to massachusetts happen to anymore of the states.

Decisions

The Articles of Confederation also limited the federal government in making decisions about creating or changing laws. The first limitation the federal government had was that only the states could change or make laws. Nine out of 13 states had to approve to make a law, and 13 out of 13 states had to approve to change a law. A second limitation the federal government had was the federal government couldn't make decisions without the state's opinion or thought. One more limitation the federal government had was they couldn't regulate trade with any of the states let alone anyone for that matter. The reason the Articles of Confederation Limited the FG in this way was because King George Ⅲ changed laws or make new taxes without the say of the states.

Money and finances, military and war, and law making and changing laws are only three of the many reasons the founding fathers wanted a limited federal government. The Founding Fathers wanted to create a strong powerful government but failed in doing so.

Money and finances, military and war, and law making and changing laws are only three of the many reasons the founding fathers wanted a limited federal government. The Founding Fathers wanted to create a strong powerful government but failed in doing so.

Bibliography "Articles of Confederation." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/Articles-of-Confederation/272967. Accessed 8 Feb. 20 http://www.us-coin-values-advisor.com/images/Shays%20Rebellion.jpg

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