Articles of Confederation Storyboard by Allysen Weisler.
Choosing a Government
This is unfair! We fought so hard and we get this weak government?!
I don't like the way this government is set up...
The government will have too much power!
Your state will have more power than mine!
The Articles of Confederation
The laws set up by the Confederation Congress and the Articles of Confederation made a very weak national government.
Powers Under The Articles of Confederation
Many things influenced the writing of the Articles of Confederation. Two of these things that influenced it were: Giving too much power to the national government and some states having more power than others.
Changing the Articles
But there are so many problems in my state...
According to the Articles of Confederation, each state only had one vote, Congress had to ask the states for people for an army, and they had to ask the states for money.
Did The Articles of Confederation work
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress could print money, make national laws, they could borrow money, and they could appoint military officers.
Let's print money! We can buy more stuff!
This isn't going to work...
Changing the articles was very hard, because in order to do this every state had to agree with the change. It was difficult to come up with a change that everyone agreed with.
I disagree! We aren't changing the articles! Everything is fine!
We know the Articles of Confederation did not work, because if it did we would not have the United States Constitution. After Congress realized how weak the articles were they made the constitution.
We need to create smething else...this isn't working...