8 Power Of Government Mostly with the states. There was no power to tax or even enforce laws.
9 EFFECTS Could not deal effectively with US problems. US GOVERNMENT IN 1781Fearing a strong central govt. like King George the AOC created a weak National Government that was not given the power to tax, regulate trade or enforce their laws.EFFECTS Could not deal effectively with US problems.National Govt. AOC/Congress given 20% of govt.powersStates given 80% of governmental powers…States were over the National Govt.
10 Power Of Government13 out of 13 states to amend or change Constitution.
11 Taxationprovide funds when “requested” by Congress
12 Armyprovide troops when “requested” by Congress
21 Grid system was created by Thomas Jefferson… LAND ORDINANCE OF 1785Grid system was created by Thomas Jefferson…Promoted an orderly expansion westward..US Govt. was to come up with a fair and reasonable land policy…..Unlike the Proclamation of 1763….Northwest Territory
22 LAND ORDINANCE OF 1785 Plot #16 was set aside for public education Northwest TerritoryPublic Land sold for $1.00 to $2.00 an acre = pay debtPlot #16 was set aside for public education
24 SHAY'S REBELLION, 1787 Daniel Shay 1785 to 1787, unfair taxes, debt and foreclosureFarmer’s rebellion to overthrow Mass. Govt.
25 SHAY'S REBELLIONIn early 1787 a group of small farmers protested and rioted against the Massachusetts govt.Why? They were in debt, their homes being repossessed and unfair taxation.Led by Daniel Shays, a former army captain in the Revolutionary War.
29 SHAY'S REBELLIONPurpose: to stop foreclosures by keeping the courts from sitting until the next election.Eventually put down by private army paid for by wealthy merchants from Boston.The AOC was unable to put down the rebellion with a national guard or army.
31 Outcomes SHAY'S REBELLION, 1787 Rebellion put down by a private militiaUS Govt. too weak to put down rebellionAmericans feared govt. too weak = anarchyAttacks by Shay followersEncounters between Shay’s and hired militias.Call for a Constitutional Convention to change AOC and create a stronger national government.
32 ANARCHYnotes3total chaos, mob rule, survival of the fittest, no respect for law and order or attempting to overthrow the authority of govt. = unstable govt. = no govt.“MOBOCRACY”
33 by which our lives, liberties and properties will be secured.... The Elites Response toShay’s Rebellion:“Respectable” Americans were shocked by the violence. Feared “mobocracy”.Let us havea Constitutionby which our lives, liberties and properties will be secured....
34 Why was Shay’s Rebellion such a concern to our founding fathers? Why A New ConstitutionThe AOC was unable to act decisively in a time of crisis (could not protect life, liberty and property).Provided all the evidence needed to finally convene and revise the constitution.Why was Shay’s Rebellion such a concern to our founding fathers?
35 Articles of Confederation Weak central governmentStates had the most power
36 Articles of Confederation Central government could not collect taxes
37 Articles of Confederation No control over trade
38 Articles of Confederation Creation of a national post office