Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Updated: 1/28/2021
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation

Storyboard Text

  • Shay's Rebellion
  • CHARGE!!!!
  • Individual States Had Too Much Power
  • Congress Could Not Tax States
  • NO!!!
  • Pay your taxes!
  • Daniel Shay and other farmers attacked courthouses because the Revolutionary War had left the farmers poor and the government was not helping.
  • The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the states and none to the national government. This caused states to be disunited and not together as one.
  • Congress was not allowed to levy taxes so they could not raise enough money for their soldiers during the Revolutionary War.