Articles of Confederation

(redirected from Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.