Big Fat Failure (of the Articles of Confederation)<br />Why did the USA replace our 1st governing document with the Consti...
After the Revolutionary War<br />Colonies were now states bound by a loose Confederation<br />Each were ruled by a state l...
The AOC created a Congress that allowed for:  power to declare war, make foreign treaties, and work out trade between stat...
But… the AOC were denied the power to tax or enforce any laws.  <br />The Government of the new country was weak and ineff...
Problems abound!<br />Due to the failure to tax the states were in debt.  <br />States were buying manufactured goods from...
Shays Rebellion<br />News of the rebellion lead by Daniel Shays in Massachusetts spread quickly.  <br />The state militia ...
In the end, the new and improved document would be called the Constitution and would be our current plan of government.  <...
Check your Knowledge- Can you answer the following 2 practice EOC questions?<br />
Check your Knowledge!  <br />
#1- Answer A- After Shays rebellion the need for a strong central military under nation control was evident#2- Answer B th...
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  1. 1. Big Fat Failure (of the Articles of Confederation)<br />Why did the USA replace our 1st governing document with the Constitution???<br />Objective 1.05<br />
  2. 2. After the Revolutionary War<br />Colonies were now states bound by a loose Confederation<br />Each were ruled by a state legislature that acted independent of each other<br />A Unicameral (one chambered) Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation to oversee the new states<br />
  3. 3. The AOC created a Congress that allowed for: power to declare war, make foreign treaties, and work out trade between states. <br />
  4. 4. But… the AOC were denied the power to tax or enforce any laws. <br />The Government of the new country was weak and ineffective<br />The AOC proved to be a weak document and caused many problems<br />
  5. 5. Problems abound!<br />Due to the failure to tax the states were in debt. <br />States were buying manufactured goods from England over higher priced American goods.<br />To pay for the War states began to raise taxes on land, causing families to fall into personal debt and loose their farms.<br />On man, a former Revolutionary war solder, decided to lead a rebellion to protest. <br />
  6. 6. Shays Rebellion<br />News of the rebellion lead by Daniel Shays in Massachusetts spread quickly. <br />The state militia had to be brought in to put down the uprising. <br />Many Americans saw the uprising as only the beginning and the need for a stronger national gov’t was called for. <br />The Congress met and originally decided to amend the AOC, but in the end scrapped them and wrote a new document. <br />
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  9. 9. In the end, the new and improved document would be called the Constitution and would be our current plan of government. <br />
  10. 10. Check your Knowledge- Can you answer the following 2 practice EOC questions?<br />
  11. 11. Check your Knowledge! <br />
  12. 12. #1- Answer A- After Shays rebellion the need for a strong central military under nation control was evident#2- Answer B the states acted as little “countries” and were not unified as a single nation.<br />

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