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The Flaws Of The Articles Of Confederation

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On March 1st, 1781, the Articles of Confederation were signed and ratified. Although this document protected and strengthened the United States from British rule, gave the U.S citizens freedom, and organized the 13 states, there were many flaws which sat upon the surface of these articles. Over time these flaws presented themselves through high taxes, debt, and unenforceable laws across state line. Under the Articles of Confederation, there were neither a chief executive or a judiciary. In the ‘Federalists Papers’ it states that “The Crowning defect of the Confederation is the lack of a judicial power. Laws are pointless without courts to interpret and define their true meaning and operation.” Though it could make treaties, it could not enforce
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