Presentation on theme: "Articles of Confederation Weakness of the Articles First constitution of the US Far too weak No executive branch (law enforcement) No judicial branch."— Presentation transcript:
Articles of Confederation Weakness of the Articles First constitution of the US Far too weak No executive branch (law enforcement) No judicial branch (court system) No taxes Very difficult to pass laws Too many kinds of money (each state prints its own)
Two Good Things Under the Articles Government Land Ordinance (1785) System to settle Northwest Territory Each town has 36 sections (1 square mile per section) Each block was $640 Bought sight unseen Gets people to move west
Northwest Ordinance (1787) Decided how territories become states Need 60,000 citizens to apply to be a state All new states equal to original 13 Outlaws slavery in Northwest Territory Still in effect today
Shays’ Rebellion (1786) A farmer, Daniel Shays, owed $ to banks Gets 2000 followers to help him burn banks to destroy records of loans No executive branch to stop him Lack of control is last straw for the Articles of Confederation govt.