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date: 26 September 2020

Articles of Confederation. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
John P. KaminskiJohn P. Kaminski

On 7 June 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia moved in the Second Continental Congress that the thirteen American colonies declare their independence from Great Britain, and that Congress establish a committee to draft articles of confederation to bind the colonies together. Five days later, Congress created such a committee composed of one delegate from each colony with ... ...

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