payton wert history

payton wert history

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  • Articles of Confederation  
  • Constitutional Convention 
  • this will be known as the Constitutional Convention 
  • Shays Rebellion 
  • No more taxation!!
  • The articles of confederation was  ratified in  1781. It was the U.S first Constitution 
  • Articles of Confederation  
  • In 1787, delegates from each state met in Philadelphia to discuss ways to improve the Articles of Confederation. This meeting became known as the Constitutional Convention.
  • Constitutional Convention 
  • Massachusetts tried to settle its war debts by raising taxes on property. This tax hurt farmers particularly hard, and many farmers who could not pay were forced to sell their lands or were thrown in jail.
  • Shays Rebellion 
  • The Articles of Confederation failed because it did not give Congress and The National Government enough power  
  • U.S. Constitution 
  • Because James Madison was involved in many of the discussions in developing a new plan of government and took detailed notes, he has become known as the “Father of the Constitution.” George Washington was elected as the leader of the convention.
  • I must make this perfect 
  • As a result of this,  Shay’s and his followers were eventually stopped; some of the men were hanged, but most were set free as many people sympathized with their cause. The incident became a national embarrassment, and led leaders to call for a stronger central government.
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