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Handout C: Problem Solving Chart – Articles of Confederation

Problem Solving Chart—Articles of Confederation

Directions: During the 1780s, the newly founded federal government faced many problems that the Articles of Confederation could not handle. In the spaces below list the major problems the Congress under the Articles could not handle, and then suggest a possible solution.

(Chart in PDF)

Why was it necessary to hold a convention to discuss changes to the current form of government under the Articles of Confederation? Summarize the information from the above chart to answer this question with three to five full sentences.