How many of us know when “first constitution” was created and how and why it was adopted? Did it play a role in the adoption of America’s “second” Constitution? Why don’t we cherish it with the same reverence as the Declaration and present Constitution? Here’s an overview of this important document.
Although the Articles of Confederation weren’t drafted until 1776, the document’s story begins, perhaps, with a convention called among the British North American colonies at Albany, New York, in 1754. At that time the French in Canada, together with their Indian allies, had been raiding the colonies, and a call when out for a meeting in Albany.
Via Thomas Schmeling