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Shay's Rebellion exposed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.


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Shay's rebellion showed how Congress was unable to organize a military.

Shay's Rebellion showed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation because it showed how the inability to maintain a national military could be detrimental to the states. Because of this apparent weakness, it became necessary to revise (or eliminate) the Articles of Confederation.

The American Revolutionary War was the ongoing event that led to the Articles of Confederation. The articles were ratified in 1781, and were eventually replaced by the US Constitution.

The event that led to the constitutional convention, was the articles of confederation

The Articles were weak to begin with but the big event that triggered the meeting in Philadelphia was Shay's Rebellion.

The event led up to The Revolutionary War.

The event known as Shay's Rebellion made it clear that the Articles of Confederation weren't working. Shay's rebellion was an uprising of farmers in Massachusetts due to an economic depression in 1786.

South Cariolina is first state to ratify Articles of Confederation.

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One event that highlighted the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation would be Shay's Rebellion. When citizens started causing trouble, the wealthier citizens had to pay for their own soldiers and protection because the Articles of Confederation didn't give the country the power to create a standing army.

Shay's Rebellion - It exposed the weakness of the national government under the Articles of Confederation, showing the necessity of a strong central government, which was established under the Constitution.

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It was because at the time the event was terrible, but something good came from it in the end. The Articles of Confederation were revised.

The Whiskey Rebellion showed that the federal government was unable to collect taxes to run the government.

The states refused to ratify the Constitution because the Articles of Confederation were not specific enough. Also because The Constitution took away a lot of the states rights and gave them to the Federal Government. In Addition the Federal government was superior to the state governments.

The Articles of Confederation failed because it was too weak, so the delegates (representatives) met together to improve the government.

One event was Shays Rebellion in 1786, which threatened the state government of Massachusetts until put down by a private militia force.

In U.S. history, there are two Articles of Confederation. The first was formed after the American colonists declared their independence from Britain and created their own government; the second when the southern states seceded from the North. In the second Articles, there was no event that proved they weren't working. They ceased to exist when the South lost the Civil War. The first failed mainly because there wasn't written into it a system of taxation that was equitable for the country to maintain a government, a military, and a presence on the world stage. After the War of Independence, the founders of the country decided that rather than revise the Articles of Confederation, they would rewrite a new Constitution, taking into account what they had learned after many years of war and independent governance.

Farmers were unable to pay the debts and taxes on their farms and they were being taken away by the courts. The federal government had no authority to step in and help them under the Articles of the Confederation. This event was a major factor in the creation of the Constitution.

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