Articles of confederation

Karen pascual

What were the articles of confederation?

The articles were Americans first government.They were designed to be weak because America did not want anymore problems like they had with king George. The states had all the power under this government .

Strengths of the Articles

Governed the nation during the revolutionary,negotiated the treaty of Paris at the end of the war. They passed the land ordinance of 1785. They passed the northwest ordinance

Weaknesses of the articles

Lacked power to enforce laws,lacked power to levy taxes. And lacked power to regulate trade.Required all 13 states to approve changes in the Articles

North west ordinance 1787

Definition:A system to turn Nw territory into states

Importance:we've used this system to add states to our country

Positive:organized way to make states/negative:60,000 to make a state(:

Shay's rebellion

Cause:farmers thrown in jail b/c of taxes

Effect:Daniel shays leads a rebellion against the gov. No court no jail

Positive:they got rid of the articles

Negative:farmers were thrown in jail