Article Of Confederation's Revenue Deficit Analysis

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As stated above in Article VIII, these funds “shall be supplied by the various States in part to the value of every land in each State.” Only the states and not congress had the power to impose taxes and raise revenues. As such, congress had to request to obtain funds from the states. As a result, during the years serving under the Article of Confederation, Congress faced significant revenue deficit; Congress had limited ways to govern the nation such as, enforcing laws, raising revenue and regulating the
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