Your answer would be "The central government established under the Articles of Confederation had no power to collect taxes."
The Continental Congress have a difficult time funding the Continental army because the central government established under the Articles of Confederation had no power to collect taxes.
Delegates, or colonists, from the Thirteen Colonies that were called in a meeting. It was one of the main governments during the American Revolutionary War. This was also known as the Philadelphia Congress.
They were the ones that fought in the American Revolutionary War. This was formed because of outbreak of American colonists against the British.
The reason why "The central government established under the Articles of Confederation had no power to collect taxes" will be your answer is because the government had no right to make people pay taxes to help the war. In modern society, you could see that the government taxes citizens, they do this so that the economy could have money to use it on different things that will support the economy. The money that the government gets from taxes payers is used for the economy, for example, some of the taxes that tax payers pay goes to the military, and the money that goes to the military helps the ,military get supplies and equipment. In the time of the American Revolutionary War, the government couldn't tax people because they were under the Articles on Confederation. Since they couldn't get taxes form the people, they couldn't get more money to help supply the army. They had to find others way to help fund the Continental Army, and it was by people willing to help fund the Continental Army.
Why the other answer choices are incorrect:
The reason why the answer choice "The Continental Army had no built up reserve of weapons and therefore was extremely expensive to create" is INCORRECT because:
The Continental Army actually had A LOT of reserves in weapons, in which they used in the war. The colonists didn't just come to the United States empty handed, they came prepared. This is the reason why this answer choice would be eliminated.
The reason why the answer choice "Trade with Britain was suspended as a result of the Declaration of Independence, and the American economy suffered from a depression" is INCORRECT because:
The great depression never occurred during the American Revolutionary War, the great depression happened in another time in the future. Just because America became independent from Great Britain, doesn't mean that the trading system between them will be cut. This is the reason why this answer choice will be eliminated.
The reason why the answer choice "Many of America's wealthiest landowners were not in favor of the Revolutionary War and refused to contribute funding" is INCORRECT because:
Many of America's wealthiest landowners were actually willing to help fund the Continental Army and the war, since they had so much wealth. They weren't against the war, they were for it. The reason why they were for the war was because they believed that Great Britain was trying to make America broke because of Great Britain's debt from the French and Indian war. Great Britain tried to make America pay for it, but they believed that it was wrong since America is now independent from Great Britain, and that was the reason for the war. They wealthy supported America in the war, and wanted to do whatever they can to help them win. This is the reason why this answer choice will be eliminated.
It was very difficult raising revenue from the individual states. Moreover, the Patriots had to prove themselves in battle before they received substantial support from the Europeans powers. Most of the major European powers such as French wanted to be certain the Patriots could effectively defeat the British.