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Articles of Confederation

How did the Articles of Confederation setup a new government and how did it fail?

Laura Thrower

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Articles of Confederation

Our Nation's First Attempt at Government The Continental Congress created the Articles of Confederation in 1781. The purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to create a constitution for the United States with MORE power being given to the states. In 1787, shortly after Shay's Rebellion, the Articles of Confederation were scrapped when 55 representatives met from 12 states in order to re-write this document. The new document was called the United States Constitution. Essential concepts to understand for this lecture: 1. People need government and governments need written rules.
2. Constitutions are written rules for governments to follow.
3. There is an age old debate about which level of governments "know best" for the people: STATE or FEDERAL Let's debate concept #3! Think about WHY Americans back then wanted the states to have more power? There were good and bad things about the Articles...listen to this rap The Constitutional Convention of 1787 our nation's first attempt at a united government (1781-1788) In your notes, write 2 good things and 2 bad things
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