What led up to the Constitution

  • Trouble with Britain

    Trouble with Britain involving them not letting out of the Great Lakes caused them to stop trading
  • Trade with Spain

    Trade with Spain stopped when they closed off the lower Mississipi River. Negotiations were in order, but Congress voted against it.
  • Trade with Other Countries

    Since we stopped trade with Britain, we tried trading with China, France, and the Netherlands. Britain still remained the primary trade source for America.
  • Economic Problems

    Problems with trade not leaving America cause a weak economy and inflation.
  • Farmer's Rebel

    Farmer's rebel against the Government for increasing Taxes.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Daniel Shay led fellow farmers to a protest in front of the Supreme Court.
  • Shay's Defeat

    After five months, the military struck down Shay and his farmer troop outside of the Supreme Court.
  • The Constitution

    After Shay's Rebellion, the Continental Congress thought to edit the Articles of Confederation, but instead created what we know today as the U.S. Constitution.