us consitution

  • The articles of the confederation

    the Articles of confederation were adopted by the continental Congress on November 15,1777
    this document served as the united states first constitution
  • loose confederation

    march 1 1781 the articles created a loose confederation of covering states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state government
  • shay rebalion

    shays' Rebellion, (August 1786–February 1787), uprising in western Massachusetts in opposition to high taxes and stringent economic conditions. Armed bands forced the closing of several courts to prevent execution of foreclosures and debt processes.
  • 5 reasons

    5 reasons why America's first constitution failed...
    - The states didn't act immediately
    - The central government was designed to be very weak
    - the articles congress only had one chamber and each state only had one vote
    -congress needed 9 of 13 states to pass any laws
    - the document was practically impossible to amend
  • Replaced

    On March 4, 1789, the government under the articles was replaced with the federal government under the constitution. the new constitution provided for a much stronger federal government by establishing a chief executive (the president) , courts,and taxing power
  • U.S. Constitution

    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, making it binding, and government under the U.S. Constitution was scheduled to begin on March 4, 1789.