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Weakness of the Articles of Confederation: An Overview

Weakness of the Articles of Confederation: An Overview
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What Were the Articles of Confederation? | America: Facts vs. Fiction

The Articles of Confederation proved to be more trouble than help with individual states all pushing their interests and agendas, to the point of threatening the country as a whole. | For more, visit

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Constitutional History Lecture 5: Articles of Confederation and the Critical Period

Professor Brion McClanahan, author of The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, discusses the Articles of Confederation, which preceded the Constitution. For more lectures in this series, visit

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This lecture covers all the basics of The Articles of Confederation for U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. History students. It has been tailored to cover all the material required of the new APUSH exam.

Key Terms
Articles of Confederation
John Dickinson
Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinances
Shays Rebellion
Barbary Pirates
Annapolis Convention
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How it Happened: US History

In just one minute (and 20 seconds) this video covers the major info points of the Articles of Confederation, which were a sort of prequel or beta test for the Constitution.

Learn what they were, why they were need, and why they ultimately failed. Spoiler: it’s all about money.

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Economic Problems Under the Articles of Confederation

Shays’s Rebellion and Articles of Confederation
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Inflation and Bubbles and Tulips: Crash Course Economics #7

In which Adriene and Jacob teach you about how and why prices rise. Sometimes prices rise as a result of inflation, which is a pretty normal thing for economies to do. We’ll talk about how across the board prices rise over time, and how economists track inflation. Bubbles are a pretty normal thing for humans to do. One item, like tulips or beanie babies or houses or tech startups experience a rapid rise in prices. This is often accompanied by speculation, a bunch of outrageous profits, and then a nasty crash when the bubble bursts. People get excited about rising prices, and next thing you know, people are trading their life savings for a tulip bulb.

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Mrs. Daugherty’s 11th Grade Social Studies Assignment — With the use of props in the classroom, create a scene and take a picture of your group illustrating a weakness of the Articles of Confederation. You will be assigned a weakness and do not tell your fellow classmates. Once you have completed the assignment paste your image into one of the following slides.

Mr. Hughes explains the basics of the Articles of Confederation including the reasons for its eventual demise. Topics include the NW Ordinance of 1787, Shay’s Rebellion and the Annapolis Convention. Subscribe to HipHughes History, it’s stupid easy and free
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