The Weaknesses of the Articles

George Washington, the man who went through Valley Forge, called the period under the Articles the worst time in America’s history. Why did these fail? In their opposition to monarchy, Americans forgot something vital. What was it? Understanding this will help us better understand the Constitution’s call for a “more perfect union.”


Listen to the audio clip below to catch the fifth installment (lesson 5) of the series “Through the Constitution“ with Daniel Sheridan.  For more posts on the U.S. Constitution, please visit the “Know the Constitution” category of our website.