I know the Articles of Confederation was the first governing document of the United States, but what did it actually do?
Well, in this room right here where it was created, it gave all the power to the individual states who each had their own independent government.
Actually, this document's big weakness was that all of the states government held the power while the federal government behind us had no power at all, causing the states to be disunited.
Since the 13 colonies created the Articles of Confederation, they can be a well-established nation now, right?
There was a Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, specifically in this room here, to change the Articles of Confederation, so that the federal power was greater. They did this by addressing the weaknesses of this document.
If there was a significant weakness like that, what did the colonies do about it?