7a weaknesses of articles of confederation

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7a weaknesses of articles of confederation

  1. 1. USI.7a Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Essential Knowledge <ul><li>The Articles of Confederation was a constitution written during the American Revolution to establish the powers of the new national government. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essential Questions <ul><li>What were the basic weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Provided for a weak national government. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Gave Congress no power to tax or regulate commerce among the states. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Provided for no common currency. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Gave each state one vote regardless of size. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Provided for no executive or judicial branch. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Think About It… <ul><li>Do you think the Articles of Confederation was a plan for a good government? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you change the Articles of Confederation? </li></ul>

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