Here is the link to the document about the Articles of Confederation (Special Thanks to Colonial Williamsburg for the resource):
Link to capture sheet:
Confederation: A loose alliance of states for the common defense. Usually, the National government is weaker than the State governments.
1. Look at the student friendly Articles of Confederation I gave you in class and fill out the organizer's 3 sections. Remember, you are looking for the Powers of the States and the National Government.
You are also to write in the weaknesses of the Articles as well. Here they are below:
On the back of the sheet and after discussing with your table group:
2. Analyze the cartoon in a short 3 sentence paragraph.
Part II: Still on back of sheet:
3. Write down 5 new Articles that could improve the document you just read and provide a rational for each one.
4. Remove 3 things from the document to make the government more effective and provide a rational for each one. You do not have to remove the whole Article and may do a line item veto to make them stronger. Make sure you reference where you are striking out and give the rational.
This will be a graded formative assignment.