The Articles of Confederation Overview - Starting a nation
Using pages 116-117 in your text book ...
1/ Note down the main points of the 1776 Articles of Confederation
2/ What do you think were the main strengths and weaknesses of the Articles?
Turn to page 131-138
1/ Summarise the political situation in America from 1781-87. Include areas on economic and financial problems, relations with foreign countries and some thoughts on why the Articles in draft form may not have been effective in creating a coherent new nation state.