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Articles of Confederation

AP.USH: KC‑3.2.II.A (KC), KC‑3.2.II.B (KC), KC‑3.3.I.C (KC), PCE (Theme), Unit 3: Learning Objective H


”When the Articles of Confederation were drafted, Americans had had little experience of what a national government could do for them and bitter experience of what an arbitrary government could do to them. In creating a central government they were therefore more concerned with keeping it under control than with giving it the means to do its job”.
-Source: Edmund S. Morgan, The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, 1956
Which of the following best supports Morgan’s assertion about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
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