Articles of Confederation
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February 17, 2016
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The Confederation was made with a weak government in mind. The reason a weak government was desired was simply to avoid a strong national government that would take away unalienable rights or abuse their power. Also a weak Congress in which state had only one vote, required a 2/3 majority on any subject of importance and a fully unanimous vote for amendments...
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Unanimity was almost impossible, which meant that the process of amending was unfortunately unworkable.
Also Congress was especially weak and could not regulate commerce or enforce tax collection. This left a loophole that allowed the states to establish conflictingly different laws regarding the tariffs and navigation of their goods...
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