Articles of Confederation

  • Adoption of the Articles of Confederation

    A limited national government was established by this adoption.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Convinced Americans that a stronger national government was a necessity.
  • Revolutionary War/ National Debt

    National debt was at 75 million.
  • National Humiliation

    Alexander Hamilton states the problems that have occurred due to the Articles of Confederation including our debts that we owe to foreign nations and our citizens that we have no intentions on paying because we can't with all the debt we already have.
  • Convention in Philadelphia

    Delegates from each state discuss all the issues with the Articles of Confederation resulting in disagreement.
  • New Constitution

    Constitution is ratified by the certain number of states. Hopefully, this new constitution will change our lives for the better because it can't get much worse.