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  • Articles of Confederation 
  • I want to rule like New Jersey
  • But I want to rule like Virginia 
  • Articles of Confederation 
  • You can't do that!
  • Nothing in my states laws says i can't.
  • Shays Rebellion 
  • This is not fair, I cant afford this !
  • Lets revolt against it, I will lead us.
  • The Articles of Confederation were written because the states wanted to stay states and keep their different ways of life.
  • Shays Rebellion 
  • This is so embarrassing, what are we going to do?
  • But in result of letting each state have their own way of ruling riots broke out because people had to much freedom to do as they please.
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Okay delegates, now how can we fix the Articles? 
  •  Massachusetts raised taxes without consent of its constituency So Shay’s led a revolt, shutting down the court houses.
  • Constitutional Convention 
  • And there you go, Our new form of government is made.
  • After the revolt was eventually shut down it became a huge  embarrassment that spurred a need to hold a Constitutional Convention.  
  • Lets hold a convention to try and figure this out .
  • In 1787 delegates met to discuss ways to improve the Articles of Confederation. 
  • Hmmmm...Anyone have any ideas?
  • In the end they  developed a new plan of government, our Constitution.
  • I, James Madison, Just finished documenting this big occasion.  
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