This is a 26 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Articles of Confederation. Each of the slides are editable so you may adjust the presentation as required.
The presentation covers the colonial government immediately following the American Revolutionary War. Because the colonists were so fearful of adopting a strong federal government, the Articles of Confederation were written to give states power at the expense of a strong federal government. The results was a near disaster!
This presentation covers the elements of the Articles, its strength's and weaknesses, the impact of the Articles and Shays' Rebellion.
The slides cover the following:
After the Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
Elements of The Articles (3)
The Government Was a Mess!
The Articles of Confederation: Features
No Chief Executive
Difficult to Pass Laws (2/3 vote)
Impossible to Make Amendments
No Power to Tax Citizens Directly
No Power to Draft Soldiers
No Power to Control Interstate Commerce
No National Court System
No Power to Enforce Treaties
The Articles of Confederation: The Impact
The Impact of the Articles (3)
The Articles of Confederation: Shay’s Rebellion
Results of Shays’ Rebellion
End of Presentation
This presentation is one of many I offer in my store under the heading...Foundations of Government.