Shays’ Rebellion- An armed uprising in Massachusetts caused by high taxes that lead to debt. The government took away the farmers farms because they couldn’t pay the taxes, and they rebelled. The Articles of Confederation were too weak to suppress the uprising, and led people to believe they needed to strengthen the federal government.
Articles of Confederation- The government of America as a result of the Revolutionary War. The federal government was harshly restricted, while most of the freedom was given to the …show more content…
The Articles of Confederation are unsatisfactory because they are too weak, and have no ability to enforce policies. There was is no way to tax, or put down public unrest, and the country is slipping into a deep debt.
What are the concerns of big states and small states?
The small states are concerned that the larger states will overpower them in the government, and they will lose all the power that they previously had. The large states are concerned that if they have the same amount of representation as the small states, then their people will have less representation per person. For example, if every two people in a small state equal twelve people in a large state, then the small states get more representation per person.
What are the concerns of free states and slave states?
The free states are concerned that slavery will spread across America. They are also concerned that if they limit slavery, then the southern states will secede. The slave states are concerned that the free states will unite and abolish slavery. Abolishing slavery will destroy the southerners way of life.
What are the concerns of advocates of stronger and weaker central