Articles of Confederation: The First U.S. Government & the Role of Religion in the States that Ratified It - American Minute with Bill Federer
The Articles of Confederation were an attempt to loosely knit the thirteen States together, while leaving most of the authority under each individual State's jurisdiction.
The Articles of Confederation:
-GRANTED TO CONGRESS the power to raise armies, declare war and sign treaties;
-WITHHELD FROM CONGRESS the power to raise revenue through taxes, regulate trade or collect tariffs.