The Article of Confederation was a the first constitution of the United States. The AoC emphasized the power of state governments over national government. The power was distributed this way to make congress not tax.
The Article of Confederation was replaced by the Constitution so the US would create a stronger government.
A weakness of the AoC is there is no power to tax, this means the national government couldn't place taxes. This made the confederation not be able to raise funds.
Another weakness of the AoC is that for amendments to pass they have to get consent from all the states.
This makes it very hard to pass amendments and laws because it's unlikely for all the states to all agree on an amendment.
The Northwest Ordinance established a government for the Northwest territory, it also created the process for accepting a new state into the US, it also promised newly added states into the US to be equal to other states.
To become a state the population has to reaches 60,000 free males. The Northwest Ordinance curved a pathway for how states are accepted into the United States.
In the Northwest Ordinance territory slavery was illegal. Everyone was treated equally in the Northwest Territory because of this.
A right that everyone has in the Northwest Ordiance is Religious Freedom.This means that anyone could believe what the wanted.
Shays Rebellion showed how weak the the AoC is. It show how we needed to form a stronger government.
In the Shays Rebellion there was violent attacks on courthouses, stole weapons, marched on weapons. The rebellion happened because farmers couldn't support themselves due to the increase of high taxes.