Articles of confederation


What were the Articles of Confederation?

The articles of confederation were America's first government. They were weak because America did not want another king

The strengths of the Articles?

The strengths of the Articles were Gov. Led the country during the Revolutionary. Passed land ordinance 1785. Negatived the treaty of Paris at the end of the war. Passed the northwest ordinance (1787)

The weaknesses of the Articles?

Gov. Had no 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.

North West Ordinance of 1787?

A law that helped territories become states. A plan for every territory to become a state. Territory became states/ you had to have 60,000 people

shay's Rebellion?

Farmers are being sent to jail be/e of taxes. Led the militia to the courthouse no court= no jail. No more articles of confederation/ put farmers in jail and took away their bad.