Questions tagged [articles-of-confederation]

Questions about the history of the agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America which predated the Constitution. It was approved by the Second Continental Congress on November 15, 1777, and sent to the states for ratification. The Articles of Confederation came into force on March 1, 1781, after being ratified by all 13 states. It was replaced March 4, 1789 after the states ratified the Constitution.

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What does "free and independent states" mean in the Declaration of Independence? [duplicate]

The Declaration of Independence declared the United Colonies to be "free and independent states," with the following context: We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in ...
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Were any signers of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, or Constitution of the United States Black (also called Negro)?

According the Wikipedia the population of the Thirteen Colonies and the United States categorized by racial and ethnic demographics in 1770 and 1790 was 1,688,254 1770 and 3,172,006 for White, and 459,...
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The US founding fathers and Canada

In the Articles of Confederation, the United States' founding fathers provided for Canada (in the form of the Province of Quebec) to join as a 14th state. However, Canada didn't take advantage of it ...
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Are there records of federal courts under the Articles of Confederation?

The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union were the agreement among the thirteen United States of America to unite under a federal government consisting of a Continental Congress. They were ...
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How were new states admitted to the Union?

Admission of new states into the United States must be consistent with Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution, but that leaves some discretion to Congress in a number of matters. What were the ...
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