Presentation on theme: "Why were the Articles of Confederation so unsuccessful?"— Presentation transcript:
Why were the Articles of Confederation so unsuccessful?
The New Republic (1781) The states create and adopt the Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation Organizes Congress One vote per state Failed to: – Make or collect taxes – Regulate trade – 9 of the 13 states needed to pass a law – All 13 states must agree to make any changes (amend) – No executive and no federal courts
Land Ordinance of 1785 It divided land in underdeveloped territories
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Set guidelines for a territory to apply for statehood 1) Congress appoints a Governor 2) 5,000 residents draft (write) a constitution and elect representatives 3) 60,000 residents total, a State Constitution, and the approval of Congress.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Shay’s Rebellion Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to economic troubles Daniel Shays and Massachusetts farmers unsuccessfully try to take an arsenal (weapons) in Springfield 4 of Shays’ men are killed The rebellion shows the need for a stronger central (federal) central government