“A Rope of Sand”

 

 

 

 

 

America’s First Constitution  – “A Rope of Sand”
The Articles of Confederation, reflecting republican fears of both centralized power and excessive popular influence, leads to conflicts among the states that threaten the existence of the young nation.

No executive leadership

No national court system

One State, One Vote

No power to TAX

Northwest Ordinance (1787)

Shays’ Rebellion (1787)