The Articles of Confederation was a document that said all of the things the government couldn't do and for no one state to be more powerful.
Oh no! We don't have any more money!
We don't want the government to have too much power! They can't tax or make us go to war either!
If even one state said no to an change in the AoC, the law/ amendment could not be passed. This was bad because sometimes, things need to be done. Weather everyone likes it or not.
The government could not draft men into the army. If someone attacked, there was no plan.
Please join the army!!!!
The Northwest ordinance gave rules and laws about the territory on the Appalachian Mountains. At 5,000 population they territory could have its own government and at 60,000 they could apply to be a state.
Our land population has grown to 60,000! We get to be a state now!
A freedom that settlers in the Northwest territory would have is the freedom of religion. Slavery was also banned by the Northwest Ordinance.
I love being able to go to church, or not. They don't care.
Shays rebellion was stated because rural farmers land was unjustly taken away. The result of it was Americans wanting a more stable, long lasting government.