The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution.
"I am going to write this thing called the Articles of Confederation."
The Bill of Rights. The document on permanent display in the Rotunda is the enrolled original Joint Resolution passed by Congress on September 25, 1789, proposing 12-not 10-amendments to the Constitution.
"John Dickinson included the Bill of Rights."
"We may now sign the Articles of Confederation."
Back then each branch of the government had to check each other to make sure that one didn't have more power than the other.
"We all have to check each other to keep control of our power."
The colonists were angry at the British so they threw their tea in the harbor.
The British passed the Boston Port after the event.
We must make them pay!
The colonists protested against the British because of the taxes.