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8.)Which answer best details a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

A.)The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to Congress and not enough to the states.

B.)The Articles of Confederation did not give Congress all the powers it needed to help the country.

C.)The Articles of Confederation gave too little power to governors and state officials.

D.)The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to governors and state officials.

Is it C?

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  1. Nah, B
    Could not raise taxes, fight war against the Barbary coast pirates .......

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  2. "...... to the shores of Tripoli ......"

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  3. Naturally, British protection for American ships ended with independence. It took little time for the pirates to renew their attacks on United States' merchantmen. The new nation could do little to stop them.
    New Hampshire Congressman Pierse Long accurately described the position in 1786 just three years after the Revolution ended. “At present,” he wrote, “we are not in a condition to be at War with any nation, especially one from whom we can expect nothing but hard knocks.” He was referring specifically to Algiers, but the situation was the same with Morocco, Tunis and Tripoli.

    No matter how much American leaders might want to change the situation, their options were limited. The country was burdened with debt from the Revolution, which made paying tribute and rebuilding the disbanded navy extremely difficult. Voters, having endured the eight-year struggle for independence, had little appetite for another conflict. Plus, the Articles of Confederation created a weak national government that could not prosecute an aggressive war effectively.

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  4. thanks

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  5. That is from
    http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/Winter15/barbary.cfm

    You are welcome. I am from a New England seaport so am touchy on this subject.

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  6. Kool

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