Articles Of Confederation

By-Araceli Torres Lopez

What were the Articles Of Confederation?

The Articles were American's first goverment. They were design to be weak because America did not want anymore problems like they had with King George.

What are the strength of the Articles?

  • Governed the nation during the revolutionary war.
  • Passed the Land Ordinance of 1785.
  • Negotiated the Treaty Of Paris at the end of the war.
  • Passed the Northwest Ordinance 1787.

What are the Weaknesses of the Articles?

  • Lacked power to enforce laws.
  • Lacked power to levy taxes.
  • Lacked power to regulated trade among the states.
  • Required all 13 states to approve changes in the Articles.

Northwest Ordinance

  • A system to turn northwest territory into states.
  • Were used this system to add states to our country.
  • In a positive way they organized way to make states.
  • In a negative way they 60,000 people to make a states.

Shay's Rebellion

  • Farmers thrown in jail because of taxes.
  • Daniel Shays leads rebellion against the government.
  • No court = No Law
  • In a positive way they make a new constitution.
  • In a negative way farmers were thrown away.