American Revolution Podcast

ARP169 Articles of Confederation

October 4, 2020

With the British Army in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress moves to Lancaster, Pa, and then to York.  There, they have to fight off defeatism while many delegates, including President John Hancock, return home.  

The Congress does finally finish its proposed Articles of Confederation, which it sends to the state for ratification.  News of the victory at Saratoga help raise everyone's spirits.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Continental Congress, by Edmund Cody Burnette.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Articles of Confederation, as adopted Nov. 15, 1777, transcript:

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