Shays' Rebellion. Northwest Ordinance.
Key words include:
Land Ordinance of 1785
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- The fighting and land grabbing between the states and the creation of individual state money
- Visuals to show how weak the central government was compared to the states
- What the United States government looked like under the articles of confederation
- The United States debt and its causes
- The Land Ordinance of 1785 and why this was important
- The Northwest Ordinance and how this helped set the path for the creation of new states
- What caused the economic depression of 1780?
- How an economic depression affects local business and farmers
- Shays’ Rebellion and how the economic depression and a weak government were to blame.
- George Washington warning that a crisis is at hand.
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
What problems did the American nation face under the Articles of Confederation?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 2 of Forming a United States Government Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 33-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Articles of Confederation
Lesson 2: Northwest Ordinance and Shays' Rebellion
Lesson 3: Virginia and New Jersey Plans, Great Compromise
Lesson 4: Three-Fifths Compromise
Lesson 5: The United States Constitution
Lesson 6: Federalism, Checks and Balances
Lesson 7: Federalist v. Anti-Federalists
Lesson 8: Bill of Rights
UNIT: Forming a United States Government
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