list the top three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. After each weakness, also include and explanation of WHY that was a weaknesses and how it could be fixed
The top three weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation included its failure create any central government for the US, its failure to give Congress any powers to tax, and its requirement that there had to be unanimous agreement in order for changes to be made.
The failure to establish a central government meant that there was no central power to enforce laws or take decisive action. The inability of the government to collect taxes is an obvious weakness; no money, no nothing. The requirement that there had to be unanimous approval in order to add new amendments meant that the Articles were, in practice, impossible to change in any way.
The first two weaknesses could, quite simply, be resolved through the creation of a central government with the power to tax. As for the third weakness, it could be solved through the creation of new guidelines on amending the Articles/Constitution.