articles of confederation

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  • ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION: first plan of government, state didn't want to form national government because they feared a powerful government
  • Georgia
  • We don't need a national government!!
  • New York
  • Congress
  • North Carolina
  • Now that we are independent we need a government
  • PAYING OFF WAR DEBT: congress has no power to tax in order to pay off war
  • if we need money to pay off war debt why don't we just make taxes
  • we don't have the power to do so
  • NO UNIFORM CURRENCY: each state has their own currency which makes trading difficult
  • what do you mean I can't use this currency here?
  • sir, that currency is from North Carolina meaning you are unable to use it here in Virginia
  • NATIONAL DEFENSE IS WEAK: could't build a strong enough army because they are all volunteers
  • We'll be in the military!! 
  • SHAY'S REBELLION: farmers are angry when nothing is helping the economy
  • YEAH!!!!!
  • THE ECONOMY IS FAILING OUR CROPS WON'T GROW! WE MUST REBEL AGAINST STATE GOV
  • CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: Hamilton and James Madison requested delegates attend a constitutional convention to fix the government
  • we need to fix this!! we need a convention 
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