Articles of confederation

By jaqueline

Articles of confederation

The articles were Americas first gov. They were designed to be weak because America did not want anymore problems like they had with king George.

Strengths of the articles

Governed the nation during the revolutionary war. Negotiate the treaty of Paris at the end of the war.

Weaknesses of the articles

Lacked power to enforce laws. Lacked power to regulate trade among the states. Lacked power to levy taxes.

North west ordinance of 1787

A system to turn nw territory into states. What's important is that we're used this system to add states to our country. A positive is that organized way to make states.

Shays rebellion

Farmers thrown in jail because they were in debt. A effect is that Daniel shays leads a rebellion against the gov. No court=no law no jail. A positive they got rid of the articles.