This video shows the first that the first government that was based on the
articles of confederation was a fail at a government. it only lasted 10 years,
every state only had one vote to decide on things and it's was ⅔ majority
rule so no amendments were passed. They also had no precedent, they
couldn’t collect taxes or do many things except declare war and make
treaties. The government was weak and useless pretty much. One of the
good things they did was make 5 new states in between the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers which had an ordinance that outlawed slavery. Shay's
rebellion showed that to much of a democracy could cause the poorer
people to vote for someone who would split up the land more equally. The
delegates met in Philadelphia to advise The Articles of Confederation, they
didn't only tweak it like they said but they made a whole new constitution.
They had a desire for a stronger national government and conflicts rose
between the larger and smaller states, that is why each state has two
senators and the amount of representatives comes from their population.
The Constitution would be meaningless without ratification so 3 of people
wrote the Federalist Papers under the name Publius. These papers
showed the people that a strong national government wouldn't be as bad
as they thought it would and that their liberties wouldn’t be taken away.
They did this because they needed 9 out of the 13 states to ratify the
Constitution or else it would be pointless.