Audiobook "The Articles of Confederation of 1777" Total Run Time - 00:21:28

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The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ratification of the Articles took place almost three and a half years later on March 1st, 1781. The purpose of the articles was to create a confederation of sovereign states with a weak central government; thus allowing state governments to wield most of the power. It wasn’t long before the need for a stronger federal government was realized which led to the Articles being replaced by the United States Constitution. The Articles of Confederation is the common term for The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Digital Downloads are in MP3 Format (Will play only on a MP3 Compatible Players, some players will not play MP3 files, before ordering please make sure the player you will be using will read MP3 files.