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Shay's Rebellion

Led by Daniel Shays, rebellious farmers forced several judges to close their courts. Shays' rebellion helped convince key leaders that the Articles of Confederation were too weak and that the United States needed a stronger central government that could maintain order, protect property, and promote commerce.

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Flaws in the Articles of Confederation

- Congress lacked the power to levy taxes. It had to ask the states for revenue.
- The government lacked both executive and judicial authority. Congress had no means of enforcing its will.
- Congress did not have the power to regulate or promote commerce among the states.
- Amendments required a unanimous vote of all 13 states.

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Shay's Rebellion

Led by Daniel Shays, rebellious farmers forced several judges to close their courts. Shays' rebellion helped convince key leaders that the Articles of Confederation were too weak and that the United States needed a stronger central government that could maintain order, protect property, and promote commerce.

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Flaws in the Articles of Confederation

- Congress lacked the power to levy taxes. It had to ask the states for revenue.
- The government lacked both executive and judicial authority. Congress had no means of enforcing its will.
- Congress did not have the power to regulate or promote commerce among the states.
- Amendments required a unanimous vote of all 13 states.