The Articles of Confederation (Documenting U.S. History)
- By Liz Sonneborn
- Paperback: 48 pages
- Ages: 8-11
- Grades: 3-6
Learn about the Articles of Confederation, one of the most significant documents in U.S. history. Find out about those who were involved in its creation and why studying this primary source is so important.
The Articles of Confederation, often called this Nation's first constitution, defined the former colonies as a confederation of 13 sovereign states bound loosely in a "league of friendship." This document consists of six sheets of parchment stitched together. The last sheet bears the signatures of delegates from all 13 states.
The original Articles of Confederation is preserved and held in trust by the National Archives’ Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention.