Articles of Confederation

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Articles of Confederation

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(Historical Terms) the agreement made by the original 13 states in 1777 establishing a confederacy to be known as the United States of America; replaced by the Constitution of 1788

Articles of Confederation

The constitution which created the United States of America by a meeting of Congress in 1777. Effective 1781.
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Noun1.Articles of Confederation - a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original statesArticles of Confederation - a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens
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One of his strongest points is that the United States took more than 100 years from the Articles of the Confederation through the Civil War and to the Spanish-American War to first become an economic power and then a world political/military power.