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From 1781 to 1789 the Articles of Confederation have been known to provide the United States with an ineffective form of government Soon after the Revolutionary War in America the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation while a new government was being started These Articles were brought to set up a democratic government that gave the States the power to make their own laws and to enforce them However from my perspective these Articles did not provide the United States with an effective government During the time of this period regionalism and disorder was being developed by the Continental Congress controlling the public affairs while there was nothing in the Articles that gave Congress the power to enforce laws or unify the States Also there wasnt any solid monetary system to ensure that taxes would be paid or to protect commerce about nationally and foreign trade and the country lacked unity and strength because there was no leadership One of my reasons for the Articles not being effectual is the fact that Congress only had the power to recommend actions to the States This could not be put into effect its recommendations or laws Each State had its individual constitution monetary system and means to enforce the law Each State also had a stronger commitment to the State laws and to the States own self-interests rather than to the recommendations of Congress Regionalism eroded one State against another This decreased the sense of unity in the country For example when Congress recommended a sense of duty on imported goods the State of Rhode Island voted to reject the idea because they felt it was unfair and was against the constitution of the state The Articles also failed to provide a solid monetary system to ensure that taxes would be paid or to protect commerce Congress had no way to collect taxes to pay off pre-war debts This then led to chaos and disorder Each
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