Articles of confederation


What were the articles of confederation?

The articles of confederation were America's first government. They were weak because America did not want another king.

The strengths of the Articles

The strengths of the articles were government led the country during the revolution.

Another strength was passed land ordinance 1785

Also passed the northwest ordinance 1787

Finally negotiated the treaty of Paris at the end of the war

Weaknesses of the Articles

The weaknesses of the Articles were government had no power to enforce laws

Another weaknesses was government had power to leavy taxes

Also government power to regulate trade among the states

Finally government required all approve change in the articles

The Northwest Ordinance

The northwest ordinance was a law that helped territories became states

It is important because a plan for every territory to became a state

A positive effect was territory became states

A negative effect was you had to have 60,000 people

Shays' rebellion

Shays' rebellion was caused by farmers are being sent to jall b/c of taxes

An effect of shays' rebellion was led the militia to the courthouse

A positive effect from shays rebellion was no more articles of confederation

A negative effect was put farmers in jall and took away their land