The Articles of Confederation

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What was one success of the Articles of Confederation? 

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One should never forget that the Revolutionary War was fought and won under the Articles of Confederation. The American colonists didn't need a strong, centralized government to help them win; they were able to rely on a passionate desire for liberty and a belief in the benefits of a republican system of government. The Articles of Confederation were an expression of both these factors. They established a permanent union of the states and gave it a name: The United States of America. Although this political union was a somewhat loose structure and proved to be wholly unsuited to the demands of peacetime, it nonetheless showed itself to be remarkably adaptable at handling the needs of a new...

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