Definition of Articles of Confederation
1. Noun. 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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Literary usage of Articles of Confederation
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1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1853)
"Articles of Confederation AND PERPETUAL UNION BETWEEN THE STATES. (See remarks, Chapter 2, pages 129 to 131, and residue of that Chapter. ..."
2. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Benjamin Perley Poore, United States, United States Congress. Senate (1877)
""Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, ... Three hundred copies of the Articles of Confederation were ..."
3. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Benjamin Perley Poore, United States Congress. Senate (1878)
""•Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of ... Three hundred copies of the Articles of Confederation were ordered to be printed ..."
4. Financial History of the United States by Davis Rich Dewey (1902)
"Financial Provisions in the Articles of Confederation. In 1781 the Articles of Confederation went into effect; this instrument for national government ..."
5. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"Even before the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Dr. Franklin had, on July 21, 1775, presented to Congress a draft of Articles of Confederation as a ..."
6. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary by Joseph Story, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1873)
"ANALYSIS OF THE Articles of Confederation. § 229. IN pursuance of the design already announced, it is now proposed to give an analysis of the Articles of ..."
7. History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the by George Ticknor Curtis (1860)
"Whereas Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, ..."
8. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Victor Hugo Lane (1903)
"This exclusion was not warranted by anything contained in the Articles of Confederation, which purported to be articles of " perpetual union ;" and the ..."