The Articles of Confederation provided effective management of expansion for the United States and created an admission process for new states (Doc E). Another successful point was allowing equal votes in Congress for each state and the ruling that most decisions be decided by majority vote. It also gave Congress ample control over guidance of the country.
However, the negatives of the Articles of Confederation outweighed the positives by far. For example, in 1782 when the Confederation attempted to pass a tax on imported goods it was rejected, displaying the overall inability of the Confederation to tax the people and to regulate trade (Document A). Once again in Document C the Confederation's inability to tax the states is shown in which a member of the Confederation must explain to Washington their lack of cooperation from the states to pay off the debt to the army. As well... [continues]
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