Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Articles of Confederation Ratified

The first government of the United States was created by the adoption of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which was drafted by a committee of the Second Continental Congress. Ratification by the states was completed on March 1, 1781. The weak government created by the articles proved ineffective to meet the needs of a central federal government, which led to the adoption of our present Constitution in 1787.