THE DBQ: THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION. THE DBQ: THE ARTICLES OF CONFDERATION. “From 1781 to 1789 the Articles of Confederation provided the United States with an effective government.” Using the documents and your knowledge of the period, evaluate this statement.
Ratified in 1777.
13 states retained sovereignty.
“Firm League of Friendship.”
Central govt. could not levy taxes.
Central govt., could negotiate treaties.
9 of 13 votes needed to pass legislation.
13 votes needed for any changes.
Shays’s RebellionTHE DBQ: THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION