Why was there aneed for a new government in    1787?
The ArTicles of confederATion
State governments
The First  American Government The ArTicles of  confederATion – the first American constitution(a framework for a governme...
The Articles of   ConfederationPowers of the National Government             Declare War             Make Peace           ...
What worked under the Articles? Victory in the   Revolution The Treaty of      Paris Settlement of Western Lands
The Articles of    Confederation               ProblemsNational gov’t had no power over the states    – states didn’t have...
The Articles of   Confederation              ProblemsEvery state had its own currency – yikes!       9/13 to pass a law – ...
The Mount Vernon Conference
The Annapolis Convention
Shays’Rebellion
An invitation …
THE FEDERALCONVENTIO     N    May, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA STATE HOUSE
Who? 74 delegates from 12 states  were chosen55 attended at   one time or    another
Who were “The        Framers”?     Most of the 55 delegates knew and            respected each other3 had been at the Stam...
Who were “The           Framers”? governors  7 had been governors, 9 would be 8 were judges; 2 would be Chief Justice of t...
WHY?“for the sole and express  purpose of revising the         Articles of      Confederation”
The Articles of Confederation 2012
The Articles of Confederation 2012
The Articles of Confederation 2012
The Articles of Confederation 2012
The Articles of Confederation 2012
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    1. 1. Why was there aneed for a new government in 1787?
    2. 2. The ArTicles of confederATion
    3. 3. State governments
    4. 4. The First American Government The ArTicles of confederATion – the first American constitution(a framework for a government) –confederation - a loose alliance of states with a weak central government John Dickinson John Dickinson
    5. 5. The Articles of ConfederationPowers of the National Government Declare War Make Peace Sign Treaties Borrow Money Establish an Army & Navy Organize a Post Office
    6. 6. What worked under the Articles? Victory in the Revolution The Treaty of Paris Settlement of Western Lands
    7. 7. The Articles of Confederation ProblemsNational gov’t had no power over the states – states didn’t have to follow national agreements or resolutions No national executive, no national judicial branch Could not tax – could only ask for money, and states didn’t have to pay
    8. 8. The Articles of Confederation ProblemsEvery state had its own currency – yikes! 9/13 to pass a law – tough! 13/13 to amend the Articles Could not regulate interstate trade or relations between statesForeign countries weren’t respecting the new government
    9. 9. The Mount Vernon Conference
    10. 10. The Annapolis Convention
    11. 11. Shays’Rebellion
    12. 12. An invitation …
    13. 13. THE FEDERALCONVENTIO N May, 1787
    14. 14. PENNSYLVANIA STATE HOUSE
    15. 15. Who? 74 delegates from 12 states were chosen55 attended at one time or another
    16. 16. Who were “The Framers”? Most of the 55 delegates knew and respected each other3 had been at the Stamp Act Congress, 1765 8 had signed the Declaration of Independence 42 had served in the First and/or Second Continental Congresses, and/or the Confederation Congress 30 fought in the Revolutionary War2 would be US Presidents, 1 would be a Vice President
    17. 17. Who were “The Framers”? governors 7 had been governors, 9 would be 8 were judges; 2 would be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 2 were college presidents 29 were college graduates 34 had practiced law 20 helped write their states constitutions 18 had worked or studied abroad - many were fluent in Latin, French, and other languagesMost were prosperous lawyers, businessmen, and plantation owners Average age – 42
    18. 18. WHY?“for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation”

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