The Articles of Confederation

Wendel, Thomas
July 1981
National Review;7/10/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 13, p768
The article discusses the history of the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the U.S. It reveals that the first proposal for the creation of a constitution for the U.S. was made by Benjamin Franklin. It details the similarities between Franklin's proposed constitution and the Articles of Confederation adopted by the Continental Congress. Provisions of the Articles of Confederation that are retained in the present Constitution of the U.S. are presented.


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