Haha you smelly Brits!!! We win!!! I'm French so I say oui oui!!!
Oh no!!! We have been trapped and must surrender.
State Constitution I don't work
We will have our own constitution with different rights and laws.
Articles of Confederation
This will create a strong government that benefits all people
The battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the American Revolution. The British made many mistakes and the Americans surrounded them.
I cannot repay my loans.
Many states made their own constitutions. This became chaotic because there were different rights and laws in different states.
Land Ordinance of 1785
We have 60,000 people
The Articles of Confederation were the first attempt at government in America. They proved to make a weak government and many people were unhappy.
Weaknesses of the Articles
I'm still keeping mine.
Shays was a farmer in Massachusetts that was unhappy with the Articles of Confederation. He gathered many followers and rioted outside the courthouses. The Articles made it so the farmers went bankrupt during and after the depression. George Washington made sure it did not get too far out of hand.
I can't pay my taxes.
This depression has destroyed our economy.
The Land Ordinance of 1785 admitted 5 new states into America. Indiana, Illonois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio were introduced after they met all of the requierments. They needed to have 60,000 people, and they recieved basic rights and slavery was outlawed.
We want to be a state.
We will abolish slavery.
The Articles of Confederation caused the states to become very weak. Each state printed their own currency when the national currency failed. Also, the states were being taken advantage of by foreign countries while they were weak and under weak government.