Articles of Confederation


What were the Articles of Confederation?

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

Strengths of the Articles

The United States pass the northwest ordinance.It lets people claim territory and allows the territory become a state.

Weaknesses of the Articles

Lacked power to enforce laws. Lacked power to levy states. Lacked power to regulates trade among the states. Required all 13 states to approve change in the articles.

Northwest ordinance of 1787

A system to turn NW territory into states. We've used this system to add states to our country. Organize way to make states. 60,000 to make a state.

Shay's Rebellion

Farmers thrown in jail because of taxes. Daniel shay's leads a rebellion against the gov. No court.