Articles of Confederation
Following the American Revolution, the new United States needed a form of government to rule the brand new nation. To put it simply, the results were not so great...
"Article II. Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every Power, Jurisdiction and right, which is not by this confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled."
Structure of the Articles of Confederation
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"Article III. The said states hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defence, the security of their Liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretence whatever."
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
HipHughes History: The Articles of Confederation