8Weakness of Confederation Conflicts between statesMoney problemsCould not coin moneyNo executive to carry out lawsOther nations take advantage
9Noah Webster“So long as any individual state has power to defeat the measure of the other twelve, our pretend union is but a name, and our confederation, a cobweb” Noah Webster, Sketches of American PolicyWebster advocates a strong central government to be effective
10Webster’s “Thoughts”What does Noah Webster mean when he calls the United States “our pretend union is but a name”…The federal government should pay attention to a unified defense
11Dispute over Western States States disputingVirginiaNew YorkMassachusettsConnecticutNorth CarolinaGeorgia
12Admitting New States Land Ordinance of 1785 System for setting up Northwestern TerritoryNorthwest Ordinance provides way to admit new stateNeeded 60,000 free settlers
13Call for Change Farmers Revolt (Shay’s Rebellion) Convention Called Leaders agree to meet to revise Articles of ConfederationWashington favored call for Convention
14Thoughts behind change! "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government. God forbid that we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.“Thomas Jefferson, January 30, 1787
15QuestionsWhat document created a loose alliance of independent states?Articles of ConfederationWhat set up a system for governing new territories?Northwest OrdinanceGiving up any claim to territories is called?cede
16Round 2 Questions Name a weakness of the Articles of Confederation? Congress lacked the power to coin moneyNo executive to carry out the lawsTo become a state according to the Northwest Ordinance, territories had to have a population of?60,000 free settlers
17Round 3How many states had to ratify the Constitution before it would become law?9 of 13 statesHow did Americans such as George Washington react to the violence of Shay’s RebellionThey wanted the Articles of Confederation revised
18ReviewWe now understand what difficulties are created by the Articles of ConfederationWe know the limited power the central government had in governing the new country.We understand the call for change that was advocated by the average citizen.
19Constitutional Convention Rap An amazing array of delegates came to hear Some solutions to complaints that all had feared Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Roger Sherman all knew In hopes of a proposal by a chosen few They met in a building better known as Constitution Hall It was hot and uncomfortable; none of them were having a ball Two rival plans were in dispute New Jersey and Virginia, it wasn’t cute
20Virginia wanted central power in the hands of three Washington was there to keep peace and America free Jersey complained each state should have one vote James Madison was there and he took some great notes The Great Compromise met all their needs Eventually known as the Constitution for all to heed A piece of paper that made it around the horn A new Republic was ultimately born I never said that Mr. Flynn could rap But it sure beats reading and filling the gap I know that some of you think this is really wack So don’t fall asleep, you all in the back!