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The Articles of Confederation the first attempt to establish a government in the newly born country was ratified on March 1 1781The articles were really concentrating on what rights a states should have the funding of the government and the borders of the western territory The problem with the articles is that a bad thing that the articles offer always contradicts a good thing For example the articles say that the government could establish an army A government establish an army if it does not collect any money by taxes The Articles of Confederation lacks many of the various aspects that make a government strong so in result they were a complete failure A reason why the Articles of Confederation were a failure was that the government could not force any of the states to cooperate with them This would not unite the states but bring them farther apart For example if the government signed a treaty with the Iroquois saying that the Iroquois would get the land in the Ohio River Valley the states would not have to cooperate with the treaty and would still be able to move on to the land given to the Iroquois If a governments decisions are not obeyed by its states then it is not really a government at all Also if the government makes a law that all states have to trade with France and one of the states didnt then the cooperating states would ask the government why they have to trade with France if the other State doesnt As you can see it is important to have states that all abide by the governments decisions or there would be chaos in all of the states Articles of Confederation were nothing but a failure because the government could not control the foreign trade over the states Controlling foreign trade would be important because the government could not boycott one of their enemy countries because
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