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Origin of confederation
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The Articles of Confederation had required nine of the 13 states to pass most items, and it was a disaster.
I saw it in "Quotation", a group show at the Confederation Center of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The more daring among them even talk about federation or confederation, possibly including the Kingdom of Jordan.
Instead, the two colonies were joined in a confederation, with separate legislatures.What Canada's History Teaches Us About the Feasibility of the One-State Paradigm|Bernard Avishai|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In short, it is a power necessary to preserve the social compact of each state and the confederation of the United States.
How much time passed before the Articles of Confederation were formally signed by the States?Thomas Jefferson|Edward S. Ellis et. al.
He saw that in confederation lay the means not only of preserving peace among his people, but of withstanding alien foes as well.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
His aim was to seize (p. 383)the state papers at Dresden, which contained the proofs of the confederation.
But no forces were available for the protection of the property of the Confederation.Union and Democracy|Allen Johnson
early 15c., "act of confederating," from Middle French confédération, from Old French confederacion (14c.), from Late Latin confoederationem (nominative confoederatio), noun of action from confoederare (see confederate). Meaning "states or persons united by a league" is from 1620s.
A group of nations or states, or a government encompassing several states or political divisions, in which the component states retain considerable independence. The members of a confederation often delegate only a few powers to the central authority.