Presentation on theme: "1781-1789 There is a high possibility that if something is not done soon the USA will not make it as a country… The USA owes banks and people a lot of."— Presentation transcript:
A Confederation = a small groups of states. 1. The states had all the power…could not agree on anything…needed 9/13 of the states to approve laws. 2. No president or Chief executive 3. Congress could tax but needed 9/13 of the states to approve. 5. No Supreme Court “system”…could not challenge the rules 4.No “real” army or navy 6. Any state or bank could print money, nobody could accurately calculate values of all the different kinds, to different states.
Why did we go with such a “weak”/ divided government you ask? Simple… We FEARED A STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT THAT COULD ABUSE ITS POWER…like the Brits did, so we gave all the states the power.
It put down the “fast-track” guidelines for a territory becoming a state and joining the United States.
Farmers in New England could not pay off their debts. The local courts started to imprison them and take their land away. The farmers went ROGUE, and under the command of “Danny” Shay started to shut down the courts with violence. The AOC and Congress was powerless to stop these guys.