What would you change about it? Why did the Articles of Confederation fail? What will I learn today? I can explain the structure of government under the Articles of Confederation. I can identify the “missing” pieces of government. I can explain why the Articles failed. 1. 2. 3. 4. What did the government consist of? What powers did it have? What powers did the government have to keep the nation safe? Regulate the economy? What is missing? So why did they fail? Structure of government Congress and State gov’t One vote per state in Congress 9 of 13 consent to pass laws Unanimous consent for amendments States obligated to follow laws and bring disputes before Congress Powers of Congress declare war make peace sign treaties borrow money set weights and measurements establish post office raise militia from states How do you fix it? What needs to be added to the government to make it work?