Articles of confederation

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Articles of confederation

  1. 1. ©2010, TESCC Articles of Confederation
  2. 2. ©2010, TESCC Strengths  Wage war  Issue money  Sign treaties (make peace)  Set up post offices  Appoint ambassadors  Settle conflicts between states
  3. 3. ©2010, TESCC Weaknesses  NO President (Executive)  NO Army  NO Courts (Judicial)  NO Taxing Power (monetary problems)  No power to enforce laws (regulate trade)  States were sovereign  One vote per state regardless of population  9/13 states to pass a law  13/13 states to amend (make changes)
  4. 4. ©2010, TESCC Effects/Results/Outcomes Northwest Ordinance of 1787  Set up rules for statehood once 60,000 people  Outlawed slavery in new states (Northwest territories)  Free education in new states  Shays’ Rebellion  It placed national attention on weaknesses of the government under the Articles. It showed that the government could not keep order and that a stronger national government was needed. It made it hard for the Confederation to ignore the weaknesses and called for meetings to “fix” the Articles which led to the Constitutional Convention.

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