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  • AgendaWarm-up: Articles of Confederation Brain Pop and matching activityArticles of Confederation ReadingArticles of Confederation Flow ChartFinish Liberty Kids if time Homework: Articles of Confederation Quiz will be Monday April 13.

  • 1776

  • The Articles of ConfederationContent Objectives: Students will review the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

    Language Objectives: Students will sort out the weakness of the Articles of Confederation. They will determine the cause and effect to create a flow chart.

  • May, 1776The Second Continental Congress had been meeting, planning what to do after King Georges refusal of the Olive Branch Proposal. Arguments were very heated about whether or not to declare independence from England.The Committee of Five had been asked to write a document listing their reasons for separating from England.

  • In May, 1776, the Continental Congress asked the states to organize their governments and to write a constitution for their own state.What is a constitution?

    A formal plan of government.Notice to the States

  • Limiting PowerThe memory of tyrannical King was fresh.Americans did not want to give any state government too much power! Their new constitutions reflected this great desire in their state constitutions.

  • AgendaWarm-up: Articles of Confederation True/FalseArticles of Confederation NotesArticles of Confederation Flow ChartFinish Liberty Kids if time Homework: Articles of Confederation Reading.

  • But WHAT would they do about a national government?

  • Now what??Now what what??We need a government to make rules and run the war against Mother England!Mine is in New York! We are fighting to get away a strong central government, not start a new one!My government is in my colony, Maryland!But we must work together!!

  • Second Continental Congress set up a committee

    Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence.Committee wrote the Articles of Confederation, 15 articles that set up a firm league of friendship.

  • Article 1 Article 4

  • After a lot of debate, blahblahblahblahA confederation is a collection of independent states that can SUGGEST rules to each other, but not force individual citizens to do anythingI dont belong to you!Were just friends, right?Penn.NYDelawareNovember, 1777Congress adopts

  • AgendaWarm-up: Articles of Confederation True/FalseArticles of Confederation NotesArticles of Confederation Flow ChartFinish Liberty Kids if time Homework: Articles of Confederation Reading.

  • The Articles of ConfederationFirst1777approvedweakBorrow moneymilitaryNorthwest Ordinance (1787)depressionGreat BritainSpainshadowFeel they needed a new stronger government

  • The Articles of ConfederationWeakness #1 one houseOne vote per state Weakness #2-No power to collect taxesWeakness # 3-No power to ENFORCE any lawsWeakness # 4Unanimous vote to change ArticlesWeakness # 5 Issue currency

  • The Articles of ConfederationOOPS there were problems!Unicameral legislature one houseOne vote per stateNo power to collect taxesNo power to ENFORCE any lawsUnanimous vote to change ArticlesIssue currencyRatified on March 1, 1781

  • The Confederation Government 1781-1789The Articles were too weak, and America was having new problems.

  • Good things. . .Even though the Articles of Confederation were weak, what do you think were some of the good things that happened because of the Articles?

  • AgendaWarm-up: Articles of Confederation True/FalseArticles of Confederation NotesArticles of Confederation Flow ChartFinish Liberty Kids if time Homework: Articles of Confederation Reading.

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