The American Revolution happened because America wanted freedom from England. They battled over it and the Americans won. They were their own country.
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confedaration
Vermont is mine!!
No, it's mine!!
Why can't I spend this here?
Each state wrote their own Constitution. Every state had separate rules. It was very disorganized.
We have five new states!
When the Articles of Confederation were written, most states disagreed with the rules because they didn't want one government because they weren't loyal to America or they thought the government would be too powerful.
Not Everybody Likes the Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation are Bad!!
The Articles were weak. They had conflicts between states, money problems and they had other countries take advantage of their weakness.
Five new states were made. The new states were Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
There was a depression for a short time due the the articles. Farmers took a stand and started Shay's Rebellion. They rioted at the courthouses.