The Articles of Confederation was written in 1781 to create a federal government in the newly formed United States of America. After the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and the American Revolutionary War was won, a new nation was born. The founders set out to write a charter, which is a document that states the rights and privileges of a group.
The Articles of Confederation outlined the powers of the new government. It was later replaced by the United States Constitution, which Americans still use today as a list of the country's most basic laws.
Flash Charts is a great way to help emphasize American history to your child. These charts are very colorful and packed with a lot of information.