Articles of Confederation(redirected from Articles of the confederation)
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Articles of Confederation
the first constitution of the USA. Ratified in November 1777, the Articles of Confederation served as the basis of American government from 1781 to 1789. They consolidated the conquests of the American Revolution (1775–83) and established a republican form of government in the former English colonies of North America, proclaiming a confederation and an eternal union of states.