After seceding from the British government, the 13 North American colonies drafted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union to aid in governing the newly formed states, ac...
The Articles of Confederation
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did...
The purpose of the central government was clearly stated in the Articles. The
Congress had control over diplomacy, printing money, resolving controversies ...
Whenever the legislative or executive authority or lawful agent of any State in controversy with another shall present a petition to Congress stating the matter in question and praying for a hearing, notice thereof shall be given by order of Congress to the legislative ... More »
It established a weak central government that mostly, but not entirely, prevented
the individual states from conducting their own foreign diplomacy. The Articles of
To provide a governing structure for the nation it provided the first set rules and
organize the government for the United States of America. It was the first ...
Why were the Articles of Confederation weak? In what ways did the first
Constitutions and the Articles of Confederation reflect older pre-revolutionary
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State, to subscribe articles of confederation and perpetual union of the. United
States, and to attend Congress for that purpose on or before the 10th day of