( "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated." Articles of Confederation, 1781) Which is the BEST conclusion that can be drawn from this quote from the Articles of Confederation?
This quote from the Articles of Confederation established that state governments were more powerful than the federal government after the American Revolution. With strong, independent state governments and no central power to guide their actions, the early American government struggled to achieve its goals. This fact led to the Articles being replaced by the United States Constitution in 1789.