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Quiz on Causes of the American Revolution!! (15 minutes) Turn in your learning log: Frayer 1-2-3 (from John Greene) Fishbone Summary Frayer 5 W’s and How 3-2-1 John Adams Summary
UNIT 3: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONFLICT LESSON 3.2: WEAKNESSES OF THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
Activating What had to happen before we could govern ourselves? Win the revolutionary war against Britain! o What was the treaty that ended the war? o Treaty of Paris o So now we can govern ourselves…how did we do?
Activating- continued What kind of system were we in under Great Britain? Harsh rule…we weren’t able to do a lot. What kind of system do you think we would come up with after the war? A system that was the opposite. Something that provided more freedoms What was it called?
Articles of Confederation Weaknesses No executive or judicial branch Congress could not enforce laws Trade between states was difficult because the national gov’t (Congress) had no power to regulate/make laws about trade No national currency Congress could not tax-this means no services Country had bad credit. Congress couldn’t tax so we couldn’t pay back loans Could not make laws unless 9 out of 13 states agreed Any attempt to amend the articles all 13 states have to approve States pretty much can do whatever they want
AP 1: Think Pair Share Which of the weaknesses do you believe had the most negative impact on our nation? Explain your answer.
American Life Since congress could not tax, they had to borrow money from the states States increased taxes on their ppl to help pay for the war What do you think happened? People went into debt especially the farmers Many farmers lost their farms/land
Shay’s Rebellion Occurred in Massachusetts 1786 Farmers were outraged that their farms were being taken away They couldn’t pay the taxes!!! Began to hold violent protests WAS A WAKE UP CALL THAT SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE!!!!
What to do? 1787 12 of the states sent delegates to a meeting in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation Rhode Island only state that did not participate http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=bO7FQsCc bD8 http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=bO7FQsCc bD8
AP 3 : twitter In 140 characters or less, explain what happened in Philadelphia (1787) regarding the “revision” of the articles of confederation. #byebyearticlesofconfederation!