Articles of confederation and constitutionPresentation Transcript
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION• Went into effect in 1781• Did not want to replace king with anotherstrong central government• Each state gave little power to centralgovernment, keeping most of the powerthemselvesNO MORE KING!!!
Achievements of Confederation1. Won American Revolution2. Negotiated Treaty of Paris3. Passed Land Ordinance of 1785-Northwest Ordinance 1787a- establish how new states joinunionb- prohibited slavery inNorthwest
WEAKNESS OF ARTICLESCentral government was WEAK.Government couldn’t deal with economicproblems new nation faced.For example: Each state would have its owncurrency (Money)!!!