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Articles of Confedera...

Articles of Confederation

 
pronunciation:
ar tih kls v kn fe dr eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition: a document created in 1781 that served as a set of guidelines for governing the newly formed United States of America. The Articles of Confederation created a "firm league of friendship" among the thirteen original states and maintained the majority of power in states' hands. It was replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.