Articles of Confederation

Zaid Hassan

What were the Articles of Confederation

The Articles were America's first form of government. They were weak because they did not want any more problems like they had with King George.
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What Were The Strenghths Of The Articles

Some of the strengths of the Articles were.....

Governed the Nation during revolutionary WAR.

Negotiated the treaty of pairs at the end of the WAR.

Passed the northwest ordinance of 1787.

Passed the land ordinance of 1785.

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What Were The Weakness Of The Articles

Some of the Weakness of the Articles were.....

Lacked power to enforce laws.

Lacked power to levy TAXES.

Lacked power to regulate trade among the states.

Required all 13 states to approve changes in the Articles.

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What Were The Northwest Ordinance Of 1787

Definition: A law that helped turn land into States

Importance: It's used every time a state is added


Added land to our country / Required 60,000 people to be a state

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What Were The Shay's Rebellion Of 1787

Cause: Farmers were losing their land because they could't pay their taxes

Effect: Shays militia maches/stops courthouses No courts = No law


Articles Of Confederation are done / Shays rebelled of farmers

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