Warm-Up for 10/1/14

The Articles of Confederation: Weaknesses
Use the video at www.c-span.org/video/?c4505888/articles-confederation and choose any two of the following questions to respond to:
  1. What powers did the federal government have in terms of taxation and raising money? What issues did this cause?
  2. What efforts were made to try to put the federal government on “sounder fiscal footing?” Why did this fail?
  3. Explain how the national government's lack of enforcement mechanisms caused issues among the states. Cite specific examples that Chris Arndt describes.