The Articles of Confederation
|Subject||Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional history. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00875777
LAW -- Constitutional. -- bisacsh
LAW -- Public. -- bisacsh
The Articles of Confederation were passed by the Continental Congress in 1777, but were not ratified by the states until 1781. This first governing document of America put the new country in good stead, but it had some shortcomings, including the creation of a weak central government. It was replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.