The Articles of Confederation. Colonies’ first attempts to establish a national government Written in 1776-1777 during the American Revolution by the Second Continental Congress Enforced from March 1, 1781 to June 21, 1788 Replaced by the current U.S. Constitution.
The government could not require the British Government to live up to The Treaty of Paris
The state of Massachusetts decides to put a tax on the people to repay the loans in their state. Shay’s Rebellion takes place because farmers can’t afford to pay the taxes, so they would lose their farms. Daniel Shay and 1,200 other farmers rebel against the government because of heavy taxes.
The significance of this rebellion is that it showed the weak central govt. under the Articles of Confederation weren’t working. They knew something had to be done.
The Senate would have an equal number of representatives from each state. This would satisfy the states with smaller populations. The House of Representatives would include one representative for each 30,000 individuals in a state. This pleased states with larger populations.
Articles of Confederation