With the Articles of Confederation, there was a weak, and sometimes absent centralized army. This caused the British to remain on the United States' home soil. The British were still trading with the Indians, in hopes of not allowing the United States to attack Canada. Therefore, the British were creating an ally with trading with the Indians. With a weak army, the United States were unable to remove the British from the United States. This made the Articles of Confederation weak. The United States were still unable to free themselves from British influence. As seen in Document D, John Jay gave instructions to Britain to "remove all posts and territories within their limits," which shows that the United States could take no further actions without a strong centralized army. Each State contained a small army, but the States unaffected by the British took no action, another negative effect. This causes the States to not unify. As a nation, this was a negative effect. For the new nation to grow and become strong, unification was key.
The Articles of Confederation gave Congress very little power in hopes of avoiding the chances of a monarchy. The lack of power and means caused members of the army to become angry that they were not