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The Formation of a National Governme26

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The Formation of a National Government Leaders crafted constitutional, legal basis for young nation THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION The struggle with England had done much to change colonial attitudes. Local  assemblies had rejected the Albany Plan of Union in 1754, refusing to surrender even  the smallest part of their autonomy to any other body, even one they themselves had  elected. But in the course of the Revolution, mutual aid had proved effective, and the  fear of relinquishing individual authority had lessened to a large degree. John Dickinson produced the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" in 1776.  The Continental Congress adopted them in November 1777, and they went into effect in  1781, having been ratified by all the states.  Reflecting the fragility of a nascent sense of  nationhood, the Articles provided only for a very loose union. The national government 
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  • Fall '10
  • stronger central government, sound common currency, national paper bills, British¬†mercantile¬†system.

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