The Role Of The Articles Of Confederation: First Form Of Government In The United States

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The very first form of government in the United States was established through the Articles of Confederation. Many argue that from 1781 to 1789, the time frame that the Articles of Confederation were used, they provided the United States with an effective government. Their efficiency was challenged through issues regarding the economy, foreign relations, and land dealings out west. In hindsight, the decisions made concerning the western land dealings proved to be successful, but the other solutions had nothing to show for, leading our nation towards further headaches. While the Northwest Ordinance, enacted by these articles, suggested territory in the northwest to be separated into states, the Land Ordinance of 1785 decided that the northwest
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