Entry from US English dictionary
The original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
- When the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, the centrifugal forces that rendered the nascent United States unable to meet its basic obligations were reined in.
- In the Continental Congress, Madison joined the effort to replace the Articles of Confederation with a new constitutional structure.
- The predecessor to the United State Constitution were the Articles of Confederation, which was adopted by the thirteen colonies in the 1781.
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