ARticles of Confederation

Article of Confederations

Articles of Confederation

1783 - 1789

A weak gov that satisfied the anti-feds, slow to be approved thanks to the creation of he feds ad anti-feds.

Land Ordinance of 1785


It set up a standardized system whereby settlers could purchase title to farmland in the undeveloped west.

Shays Rebellion

1786 - 1787

Shays’ Rebellion is the name given to a series of protests in 1786 and 1787 by American farmers against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt. It showed how weak the arts of confed was and called for the Constitutional convention

Constitutional Convention


The gather was due to Shays rebellion and this led to a stronger central government.

Ratification Debate


9:13 states, 2 sides (feds and anti-feds), antifeds have no bill of rights and are scared of strong central powers.

Northwest Ordinance of 1787


. The ordinance created the Northwest Territory, the first organized territory of the United States, from lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains, between British North America and the Great Lakes to the north and the Ohio River to the south. The upper Mississippi River formed the Territory's western boundary. It was the response to multiple pressures: the westward expansion of American settlers, tense diplomatic relations with Great Britain and Spain, violent confrontations with Native Americans, the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and the empty treasury of the American government.