The Articles of Confederation Explained: U.S. History Review

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A review of our first Constitution, the AOC. What were the Articles of Confederation? How did it run the United States? Why did the Articles of Confederation fail? Mr. Hughes explains the basics of the Articles of Confederation including the reasons for its eventual demise. Check out the US Playlist for hundreds of videos! Now go subscribe!

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  1. Mario Estrill

    May 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    this is very boring

  2. Sonny H

    May 6, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    The articles of Confederation have not been repealed or abolished and are still in effect as it is 1 of 4 organic laws listed in the front of the United States Code (p 51). Some of the articles are still valid and in effect.

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    May 6, 2017 at 6:15 pm

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  4. HaoSci

    May 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    So, the current Federal government was set up to protect the wealthy land and property owners from angry mobs? At least this is one of the reasons?

  5. cowpoke02

    May 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    shays rebelión was from criminal courts and politicians . farmers dying in prison and taxing land cause they had stocks. murder . just needed to redress the public . we need shays rebellion today . confederation is way better than nazis feds killing the world by force . feds have always been killer nazis phsyco paths . rebellion was to reform getting destroyed murdered by your government . lies of criminals of the fathers and politicians was the problem . it didn't get fixed cause samuel adams was a tyrant .. built a nazis corruptible federal dictatorship . feds are murderors nazis . my spell check died . you have it all backwards . hamilton was for slavery and tyranny . antifederalists where way better and for freedom .

  6. Gabegamer215

    May 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm


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    May 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

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    May 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm

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  9. Bianca Valentino

    May 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm

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    May 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

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    May 6, 2017 at 8:34 pm

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  12. Isack Cool

    May 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Why aren't you my teacher? 🙁 Great great video.

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    May 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm

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    May 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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  15. Tide Pods

    May 6, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    If there was ever to be a war (before the Constitution) the United States would fall apart due to the states negotiations with one another.

  16. S Casillas

    May 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    A little on the corny side, however very informative and thank you for educating me!

  17. Paolo Pagnozzi

    May 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    His name was Daniel Shays, not Daniel Shay. It is Shays' Rebellion, not Shay's Rebellion.

  18. Jsav

    May 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Who the heck is this dood

  19. Ouroboros

    May 6, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    C R I N G E

  20. Roger Johnson

    May 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Totally disagree with your conclusions! No wonder today's youth are clueless. Even if the Articles of Confederation "sucked" because the Feds were to weak, the answer was not in creating a new Constitution giving "Federalism" more power. The greatest concern of the Articles was keeping Federal power intact and under control. The new Constitution proved to be a mistake when the Federalist Lincoln took control of the Nation and became the Tyrant the new Constitution forbade. Disbanding it entirely for Marshall Law. As I'm sure you know 650,000 Americans died when Lincoln invaded and destroyed the Sovereignty of the States. In the subsequent years up to and including today our Constitution has continue to be proven to be a mistake. The power of taxation was given to the Feds. We have destroyed all power of the States most recently for instance in gay marriage being forced on citizens who clearly voted it down in State elections. Or for States that wish to harbor illegals on the other side of the isle. The Feds will dictate to either side regardless of a States Citizens vote. We have a 20 trillion dollar deficit thanks to the centralized Government of Hamilton, Clay, Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt. All destroyers of the American dream. The lack of Federal Money control was a PLUS not a negative. The lack of Federal Courts because they were not needed as each Nation State had it's own court system. Another huge plus. The Anti-Federalist were destroyed by 1865, the Republic was destroyed and entirely replaced with a new Federalist Government or "More Perfect Union" as the Tyrant liked to called it. You are teaching the agenda of the Federalist, not real American history. I bet I know where your paycheck can be traced back to. I and many like me believe we need to get back to the Sovereignty of the States and believe one day we will when the Federalist government collapses. It's just a matter of time. My family has been here since the beginning, fighting for Liberty in-spite of weak minded Americans like yourself who would prefer servitude to Freedom and Liberty. Enjoy your paycheck, some day you will have to pay back the debt to the Feds.

  21. Franky Judy

    May 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    who else is watching this for school work?

  22. Daniel Armitage

    May 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    when he said it scared the hell out of him i saw everyone that had ear buds in if they smiled they heard that part i know it

  23. call_0f_duty

    May 6, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    go die your so old you Brest milk is powder

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