Read this definition of a confederation:
a group of states that ally to form a political unit in which they keep most of their independence but act together for purposes such as defense
Which statement best describes why the early United States was a confederation?
A. The states approved a constitution to limit the power of the central government.
B. The central government consisted of a monarchy that the states overthrew.
C. The states all had considerable power, and a weak central government handled only certain issues.
D. The powerful central government allowed the states to have notable sovereignty
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Assuming that this is referring to the same list of options that was posted before with this question, the correct response would be the one that speaks about the very weak government under the Articles of Confederation, since the Articles intentionally made the government "weak" to help ensure state power.