After the revolutionary war, the government came up with the articles of confederation. It was very unsuccessful for many reasons. It had exteremely limited central government. Also, inability for Congress to impose taxes or regulate commerce. Also, the reason shay won the rebellion was that there was no military to defend
The Northwest Ordinance, adopted July 13, 1787, by the Confederation Congress, chartered a government for the Northwest Territory, provided a method for admitting new states to the Union from the territory and listed a bill of rights guaranteed in the territory.
Shays rebellion was a courageous act driven by a simple farmer that wanted his country right. He made Congress revise the Articles of Confederation and fix the countries money problems.
Some people wanted the Virginia plan to be in the government and some people wanted the New Jersey plan to be in the government. In the end, the Virginia plan was chosen but along with some New Jersey plan ideas.
New Jersey Plan
The Great Compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.
The south wanted slaves to count for representation instead of taxes while the North wanted slaves to count for taxes instead of representation. They came to an agreement that slaves would count for 3/5 of a person.
Slaves will count for 3/5 of a person.
Make slaves count for representation but not taxes.
Make slaves count for taxes but not representation.