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Students will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. The activity contains 6 stations and 30 questions. Students will analyze excerpts, pictures, and maps to answer the questions. I have included a writing piece for closure. The activity requires no teacher preparation other than posting the stations. An answer key is included. Please message me if you have any questions.
Northwest Territory Map
Excerpts from the Articles of Confederation
Shays' Rebellion Picture
Shays' Rebellion Summary
Primary Source Letters
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Excerpt
Articles of Confederation Chart
Students will analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, including no power to tax, no common currency, no control of interstate commerce, no executive branch, and Shay's Rebellion.
Students will analyze the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the impact of future development of western settlement and the spread of public education and slavery.