The Articles Of Confederation

The Articles Of Confederation
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  • In January 1776, New Hampshire made a constitution to organize as a state. Few years later, all the other colonies also made constitutions.
  • New Hampshire: We made a constitution!
  • STATE CONSTITUTIONS
  • By: Jenneise Smart
  • Georgia: We'll make one too!
  • In 1787, congress passed an act establishing rules on how parts of the Northwest Territory could eventually become a U.S. State.
  • Future Ohio: We want to be a sate!!
  • Congress: Well... you need 60,000 people first!
  • THE NORTHWEST ORDINANCE
  • In 1785, Thomas Jefferson made an ordinance to sell the land west of the Appalachians, east of the Mississippi, and north of the Ohio River.
  • LAND FOR SALE!!!
  • THE ORDINANCE OF 1785
  • On January 25, 1787, Daniel Shays and 1,500 men attacked the armory in Springfield in protest of the state government of Massachusetts not doing enough to help those who owed money.
  • Shay: CHARGE!
  • Armory: AAAAHHH!!!
  • SHAYS'S REBELLION
  • However, there were many flaws in the articles. For example, there was no power to collect taxes so, there was no money for the navy, army, or debts.
  • After winning independence in 1781, the Continental Congress made The Articles of Confederation saying that each colony would be an individual state with their own laws.
  • Congress: These articles will solve everything!
  • WEAKNESSES OF THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
  • CREATING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
  • Navy: WE HAVE NO MONEY!
  • After many fails, congress decided it was time to make a stronger government. a government where there is central leadership, a national court system, power to collect taxes and more. This is the successful government that we live in today.
  • THE NEED FOR CHANGE
  • Congress: MAYBE WE SHOULD CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT!!!
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