The AoC was the US's first constitution. The AoC was considered a league of friendship between the states because power was primarily held by the states' govt's. It was created like this to give the people/states more freedom than Britain.
The weaker the government the happier and freer the people are!
One significant weakness of the AoC was that it could not tax the citizens. This caused the government to quickly run out of money, requiring them to make more.
Haha no more taxes!!
One other problem with the AoC is that the missing taxation forced the government to create more money to prevent them from losing money, making the inflation rates go up
It seems we never run out of money!!
The Northwest Ordinance was proposed to admit western lands into states. A territory would be lead by a governor appointed by congress until it reached a pop. of 5,000 free males, then by 60,000 people, it would then become a state
We're going to move to the newest western state!
One right the people living in the west had was freedom of religion. Slavery was also outlawed by the NW Ordinance.
I do too
I love living in the west
Shays' rebellion happened because the gov't raised taxes and it hit farmers the most. They refused to be taxed and started a rebellion. Many people then realized that the AoC was weak because it enabled the rebellion.
We have so many taxes now!!! Especially when compared to non-farmers! its not fair!!