The Articles Of Confederation


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The Articles Of Confederation

  1. 1. Did You Know? • Who was the only person to sign all four very important American documents: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution? • Answer: Roger Sherman, of Connecticut • FYI: • Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks. • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs melted into it. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! • By changing one letter each step, turn FOOT to PARK in three moves. FOOT Fort Port Part PARK Military Town with Portion Building a harbor
  2. 2. Revolutionary War Review • Boston Massacre (1770) • A group of boys threw snow balls to tease British soldiers who were stationed in Boston. As the crowd grew the soldiers fired into the crowd of people and killed 5 Americans. • Boston Tea Party (1773) • Colonial activists disguise themselves as Mohawk Indians then board British ships and dump all 342 containers of tea into the harbor
  3. 3. Revolutionary War Review • Sugar Act • The tax on sugar, wine, and other important goods. The British did this because they wanted more money after the French and Indian War • Stamp Act • Put a tax on all printed materials, including: newspapers, pamphlets, bills, licenses, almanacs, dice , and playing cards • At dawn on April 19 about 70 armed Massachusetts militiamen stand face to face on Lexington Green with the British advance guard. An unordered shot heard round the '_________ ____________ ___________ __________ world Revolutionary War ___________' begins the ________________ ________.
  4. 4. Revolutionary War Review • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” • From the Declaration of Independence • Who served as President after Washington? • John Adams
  5. 5. The Articles of Confederation
  6. 6. The Articles of Confederation • The first governing document, or constitution of the United States • Created to prevent tyranny from, or a tyrant from forming in the United States
  7. 7. The Plan of Government 1. A National Legislature (Unicameral) 3. Each State Had Only One Vote 5. No Executive or Judicial Branches of Government 7. Nine out of 13 votes (states) were needed to approve laws
  8. 8. Congress Had The Power To: 1. Print and Borrow Money 3. Establish a Postal System 5. Appoint Military Officers 7. Establish or Create an Army and Navy 9. Handle Diplomatic Affairs with Foreign Nations and American Indians 11. Arbitrate Differences Between States
  9. 9. Congress Had No Power To: You…you want to do what?!... NO!!! 1. Enforce Its Own Laws 3. Collect Taxes No! No!” “No! 5. Control Trade Among or Between States 7. Raise or Draft Troops Into Service 9. Establish National Courts to Hear Disputes Between States
  10. 10. Problem Solving Activity • In groups of about three discuss the problem that you have been given and attempt to find a solution • Remember you have only those powers set forth under the Articles of Confederation!