Articles of Confederation

Pro's and Con's

Pros to the articles of confederation

  • Gave the states an army to use against rivals
  • no central government

cons of the articles of confederation

  • 13/13 states to change a law
  • debt from war caused huge raise in taxes
  • no president of executive branch

13 Free states

After being freed from British control the states wanted to be able to do as they wished. By not having a strong central government they could do as they wished without a larger power telling them to stop or trying to tax them.

Shay's rebellion

Riot led by Daniel shay to fight against outrageous taxes given to farmers. It led to the states sending delegates to re-write articles