ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, WE THE DELEGATES OF THE STATES AFFIXED TO OUR NAMES SEND GREETING.
WHEREAS, the Delegates of the United States of America in Congress assembled did on the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven, and in the Second Year of the Independence of America agree to certain articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia in the Words following, viz.
"Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia."
ARTICLE I. The stile of this confederacy shall be "The United States of America."
The Articles of Confederation where written after the Declaration of Independence as a out line for out new government, before the Constitution was written in 1787. Many of the founding fathers thought that the Articles were all we needed and were not happy with the new Constitution. Over the next few days you can see what you think of them.
I'm posting them one article at a time in hopes that y'all will take the time to read them.