Finally we have some power and the central government wont be hogging it.
The government should be protecting our rights. Is this how the PROTECT them?
We will be UNITED!!
The Articles of Confederation was the the "first constitution" where most of the power was in the hands of the states(to the left) and the federal government(to the right) didn't hold much power.
A group of protestors, led by Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays, began a rebellion by taking over the Courts of Massachusetts. The goal was to prevent the trial and imprisonment of debt-ridden citizens. This led the people to believe that not all power should be in the hands of the states.
The need for a stronger Federal government soon became apparent and eventually led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.