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I've read and tried to find information on what this quote means, but I still don't understand it. What does this quote mean?

"We have had too good an opinion of human nature in forming our confederation."

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    What is the context of this quote? Who is the author?

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    George Washington said this

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    What do you mean by "confederation?" Please clarify so that I can be sure I have sufficient information to help you.

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    In the early years of confideration, they had a scope build on some beliefs and good intentions.

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    Washington was saying that the Articles of Confederation were too idealistic and impractical.

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    Thank you so much. Now I get it!

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    You're very welcome.

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