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Articles Intro

  1. 1. The Articles of Confederation “ A ROPE of SAND”
  2. 3. The Constitutional Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1787
  3. 4. Pirates of North Africa? Standing Army? Western Land Claims? Economic Problems? Domestic rebellion? #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
  4. 5. Why TJ to pen the DOI?
  5. 6. United States of America 1 Great Britain 0
  6. 7. End of the Revolution 1783 Ratification of the Constitution 1791 COUNTRY 10 years
  7. 8. What type of government will we have? A Republic in which citizens rule! A government that allows us to pursue economic interests! How will the colonies be governed?
  8. 9. 1786 - The Annapolis Convention Attendance is low, need to organize becomes a priority
  9. 10. <ul><li>Case Study: Shays’ Rebellion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What occurred? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is this incident related to one of the weaknesses of the Articles? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why were the American elite “horrified?” </li></ul></ul>Causes? Results? Shay’s Rebellion
  10. 12. The Continental Congress
  11. 13. Western Land Claims?
  12. 17. The Congress under the Articles must decide how to divide land west of the Appalachians
  13. 20. Intolerable Acts 1774
  14. 21. Experimenting with the “Articles of Confederation” 1781-1788
  15. 22. Articles of Confederation ratified 1781 Ratification of the Constitution 1788 “ The Critical Period ” 1776
  16. 23. Weaknesses with the Articles…..
  17. 24. Dealing with the Pirates of North Africa…..
  18. 25. Lack of a uniform currency….
  19. 29. Settling the National Debt…… $ $ $ How much is owed? Who do we owe it to?
  20. 30. Back to the drawing board…… lets meet in Philly
  21. 31. “ We are acting a very strange part. We first form a strong man to protect us, and at the same time wish to tie his hands behind him.”
  22. 32. The Constitutional Convention
  23. 33. The C onstitutional C onvention was about C ompromise and C oncession
  24. 34. Caesar Rodney was a delegate to the Continental Congress.  On July 1, 1776, despite suffering from asthma and cancer, Rodney set off on the 80-mile journey to Philadelphia withstanding thundershowers and a severe summer heat wave.  The next day, he arrived at Independence Hall just in time to cast the deciding vote in favor of our nation's independence.  This native of Dover has also held more public offices than any other Delaware citizen.  In addition to being an extremely dedicated delegate, Rodney was also a soldier, judge, and speaker of Delaware's Assembly
  25. 36. <ul><li>Significant Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Declaration of Independence (1776) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles of Confederation (1777) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Constitution (1787) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bill of Rights (1791) </li></ul></ul>