Failure of the Articles of Confederation

Failure of the Articles of Confederation

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  • Articles of Confederation 
  • We are the Continental Congress and we believe that the Articles of Confederation will help unite our government.
  • Articles of Confederation 
  • This is getting a bit out of hand.
  • Shay's Rebellion 
  • No taxation without representation 
  • The Articles of Confederation were accepted by the Continental Congress on November 15th of 1777. They weren't adopted by all 13 states until March 1, 1781. The Articles were made to create a feeling of a more united government. 
  • Shay's Rebellion 
  • No taxation without representation!
  • We need to do something about this 
  • The Articles ended up failing because the government was not able to control the citizens. For example they did not have enough power to do things such as tax making it even harder for our nation to prosper. 
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • We must fix the Articles!
  • In 1786, farmers living Massachusetts where getting taxed without their say, which caused these farmers to rebel causing national embarrassment. 
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • We have made a decision.
  • Shay's rebellion showed that the United States were not prepared and needed a better form  of government. The farmers rebellion sparked the need for the Constitutional Convention.  
  • In 1787 delegates from each state met in Philadelphia to find ways to better the Articles of Confederation.
  • This became known as the Constitutional Convention. This meeting led to the Constitution being created.
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