New Government in the U.S.A

By: Cale Jacobsen

Good and Bad: Articals of Confederation


  • Each state had their own army and money
  • State could overpower the national government
  • No taxes on the people
  • No national court system
  • Relationships with Spain and England were poor


  • Ordinance of 1785
  • Northwest Ordinance

Shays's Rebellion

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Wake up Call

Daniel Shays lead a rebellion on a federal arsenal because the nation took away his farm land. He was quickly stopped by US troops before he could gain the weapons he wanted. It send a warning to the government. They new something needed to change.