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Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution...
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1777
11.15.1777
American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
11.17.1777
Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification.
1778
2.5.1778
South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1781
3.1.1781
The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.