Articles of Confederation

Leland Parkhurst

Articles of Confederation

The United States first constitution. Used from 1781 till 1787 when the constitution we have now is in effect. This article is weak because it had trouble enforcing a lot of rules that we have today and keep our citizens in check.

Strengths of the Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation help with the land by saving land for public schools and also helping families move into the land we earned in the French and Indian War.

Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation

There was no leadership. The Articles did not force states to obey its laws which proved to be a bad decision. It also didn't have the power to tax people and that was also one of its major weaknesses.

The Northwest Ordinance of 1785

The Northwest Ordinance of 1785 helped the American people move into the land they won in the French and Indian war to the northwest of the colonies.

Shay's Rebellion

Shay's Rebellion is about a man that leads a bunch of protests through out 1786 and 1787 because a lot of farmers where getting jail time because they couldn't pay the taxes