Presentation on theme: "1 The Articles of Confederation First steps toward American democracy."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Articles of Confederation First steps toward American democracy
Page 2 Start Thinking Political Cartoon 1. What was the name of our first national government’s compact or social contract? 2. What were two problems our young nation faced? Political Cartoon
Page 3 What years were the Articles of Confederation (AOC) in force until replaced by the Constitution? Get Answer Write the answer below:
Page 4 Why did the states need the Articles of Confederation (AOC)? Get Answer (in the first paragraph) Get Answer Write two reasons below: 1. 2.
Page 5 What was a confederacy? Which states were at a disadvantage under this system and why? Get Answers confederacy – States at a disadvantage – Why?
Page 6 What fear caused the writers of the AOC to give the states as much independence as possible? Get Answer (3 rd paragraph) Get Answer Write the answer below:
Page 7 What were three accomplishments of the Articles of Confederation? Get Answer Write the answers below: 1. 2. 3. Get Answer
Page 8 Why was the Northwest Ordinance so important? Get Answers Get More Answers Get Answers Get More Answers List two reasons: 1. 2. What did the Northwest Ordinance forbid in the Northwest Territories? _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Page 9 What did the government have the power to do under the Articles of Confederation? Get Answers 1. Get Answers 2. 3. 4. 5.
Page 10 Because measures needed the vote of 9 of 13 states to pass, how was the power of Congress limited under the AOC? Get Answers (see 2 nd bulleted list) 1. Get Answers 2. 3. 4.
Page 11 Due to the weaknesses of the central government, what failures resulted? Get Answers (see 3 rd bulleted list) 1. Get Answers 2. 3.
Page 12 What was the Shays Rebellion and what impact did it have on the future? Get Answers