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The Articles of Confederation. 1777-1789. I. Structure of The Articles of Confederation. The National Government Unicameral (single chamber) Congress No Executive Branch or President No Federal Courts, Congress settled problems between states.

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i structure of the articles of confederation
I. Structure of The Articles of Confederation
  • The National Government
    • Unicameral (single chamber) Congress
    • No Executive Branch or President
    • No Federal Courts, Congress settled problems between states.
    • Each state had one vote in the Unicameral Congress.

Each States’ congresses controlled who represented the state. Not the voters.

  • The Unicameral Congress only had power expressly given by the Articles. (mainly lawmaking)
  • All other powers were held by the states.
ii success of the articles
II. Success of the Articles
  • Established the policy for lands west of the Appalachians.
    • Land Ordinance 1785: set up a system for surveying & dividing public territory (into squares!)
iii northwest ordinance 1787
III. Northwest Ordinance 1787
  • Territories would be able to establish statehood in the future.
  • Population needed to reach 60,000
  • Required public education be set up
  • Slavery prohibited (guess who proposed this!?)
  • “Northwest Territory”: Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
iv weaknesses of the articles
IV. Weaknesses of the Articles
  • Congress could not enact and collect taxes.
  • Congress could not regulate interstate or foreign trade.
  • Congress had no control over the printing of money – caused massive inflation!
  • Regardless of population, each state had only one vote in Congress.

• Articles could be amended only if ALL

states approved.

  • Could only request troops from states to maintain army.

• There were 13 separate states that

lacked national unity.

“Dis-United States”


Shays' Rebellion- angry farmers take weapons and burned down banks that held record of their debt.

    • What can Massachusetts do?

Well…that didn’t work.

    • Annapolis Convention (1786) was called to discuss fixing Articles.
    • All states were invited, only 5 sent delegates. Problem?
    • Try again! -- this time in Philadelphia
    • Constitutional Convention (1787)