Articles of Confederation

By Juan Salazar

What were the A.of.C (Articles of Confederation )?

The A.of.C was America's first plan for a national Gov.(Government),it was a super weak gov.and only lasted 4 years.

Why a weak National Government?

States didn't want to lose their power, Congress worried a strong national Gov. Could lead to Tyranny, they didn't want another King George

What were the strengths of the A.of.C ?

One of there strengths was they Governed the nation during the Revolutionary War, they also negotiated the treaty of Paris at the end of the War, they passed the land ordinance of 1785 another thing they did was they passed the north-west ordinance in 1787.

What were some weaknesses of the A.of.C ?

Some of there weaknesses was they couldn't enforce laws, they lacked power to collect taxes, another thing was they lacked power to regulate trade among the states it also required all 13 states to approve changes in the articles.

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787

The NorthWest Ordinance provided a process for Creating new states, one of the few good laws created under the A.of.C the NW (Northwest) also focused on an area called the NorthWest Terretory,Once an area had 60,000 people it could apply for statehood,and new states equaled to existing states

Shay's Rebellion

In shay's rebellion farmers want help from gov. 90 percent of Americans were farmers,the farmers were going in debt losing farms Daniel Shays organizes the farmers armed themselves and would not allow courts to open no courts means no land taken away