Articles of Confederation


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Articles 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Articles of confederation See under Article.
    • Articles of Confederation the compact which was first made by the original thirteen States of the United States. They were adopted March 1, 1781, and remained the supreme law until March, 1789.
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In literature:

The Declaration did not emancipate a single slave; neither did the Articles of Confederation.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
But under the articles of confederation such a threat was idle, and the British government knew it to be so.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The chief feature of the Articles of Confederation was the entire absence of checks and balances.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
They had no power to accept it under the Articles of Confederation.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Articles of Confederation, their weakness deplored by Henry, 305; plans of Henry and others to strengthen, 305, 306.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
What can you say of the Articles of Confederation?
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
They had no power to accept it under the Articles of Confederation.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
The Articles of Confederation, (formed in 1778,) contained no recognition of slavery.
"The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" by Lysander Spooner
He was one of the framers of the articles of confederation.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Completion of the ratification of the Articles of Confederation by the States of the Union.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various

In news:

The York County Heritage Trust and the York Daily Record are co-sponsoring a media project on the Articles of Confederation .
1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation (More info).
Gerry signed Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation.
Article About The Death Of Stonewall Jackson, a confederate Civil War General.
The performing arts program chief at New Hope Academy Charter School directed an excellent presention by students at the Articles of Confederation celebration last weekend at York's Colonial Court House replica.