Articles of Confederation

  

Definition

Written agreement between the thirteen original states that established the confederacy known as the United States of America. The Constitution of 1788 replaced this document. The Articles of Confederation set the foundation for the constitution that the United States currently has in place.

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  • To this day, historians try to research and confirm the identity of all the signers, participants and witnesses to the formation of the Articles of Confederation.

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  • How many Americans are aware that the Constitution was actually a replacement document for the Articles of Confederation, the original agreement drawn up by the 13 colonies to establish the United States?

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