Chapter 2 (pages 26-60) Grade Sheet


The Articles of Confederation



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The Articles of Confederation


  1. Define the three main bodies of the Articles of Confederation.

A) Governmental Structure
B) Powers of Congress

C) State Obligations



  • The Articles had many weaknesses that eventually caused the country to become disunified.

  1. List the eight weaknesses of the Articles.

A)

B)


C)

D)

E)



F)

G)

H)



The Critical Period

  • Shays’s Rebellion is considered to be the breaking point of the Articles of Confederation.

  1. What happened and why was it considered so devastating to the Articles?



Questions


  1. The Articles of Confederation contained several weaknesses. The biggest being the lack of a strong central government. Why do you think the states would purposely create a weak central government under the Articles?


  1. For what reason is the period of the Articles of Confederation called the Critical Period in American History?





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