The Confederation Period. From Revolutionary War through 1787 –the Articles of Confederation is our first national constitution !. 13 Separate Governments. “Article II. Each state retains its sovereignty, and independence. But most of all. Freedom. Weak Central Government.
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From Revolutionary War through 1787 –the Articles of Confederation is our first national constitution!
“Article II. Each state retains its sovereignty, and independence
But most of all
Daniel Shays -- veteran of Rev. War, led rebellion of farmers, laborers -- wanted state govts to help them pay their taxes and debts -- seized court-houses, freed debtors from jails, led abortive attempt to loot US arsenal.
Road To Constitution
Characteristics of the delegates
Organizing the Convention
Delegates decided all proceedings would be kept secret from press and non-delegates (allowed delegates to speak freely)
Main objection came from smaller states – they felt the Virginia Plan favored states with larger populations
Main objection came from states with large populations, felt it short-changed their citizens and gave too much power to smaller states.
The “Three-Fifths Compromise”
of new Constitution
– and insisted on
adding a Bill of Rights.
We’re Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, and WE WROTE THE FEDERALIST PAPERS!
The Constitution became law on June 21, 1788 after 2/3 of the states ratified it.