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This document was first created on Thursday, March 12, 2009 and was most recently revised on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Note: A vastly more extensive collection of historical documents is available at the Avalon Project.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/

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 ^  The American States

 ^  The Journals of the Continental Congress
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http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/cont-cong/journals.html
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Eventually, I'd like to have copies of The Journals of the Continental Congress actually on this website.  For now, I must be satisfied with a link to the Constitution Society website, at the above address.  If that website disappears, then the link won't work any more.  The following is quoted from that website.
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The following are all of the recorded proceedings of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Association from 1774 through 1781, and under the Articles of Confederation from 1781 through 1789, when the Constitution went into force.

The formats are image-only, not yet searchable. Making them searchable is planned.

Constitution Society Website

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 ^  The Confederate States of America

 ^  The United States of America, 1774 1781
The Articles of Association, October 20, 1774
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The Articles of Association were not a constitution.  They were more in the nature of a treaty between the colonies.  The Continental Congress, at that time, wasn't a government, as we think of the United States of America today.  It wasn't established by an actual constitution, but was merely a body of delegates having such powers as the colonies were willing to accept.  It existed mostly to administer and enforce the treaty that was represented by the Articles of Association

 ^  The United States of America, 1781 1789
The Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781
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This alliance was more nearly a nation than was the previous one.  However, even after the Articles of Confederation went into effect, the Continental Congress lacked a certain legitimacy as a central government.  That's true because it had defined itself in the Articles of Confederation.  That, of course, was backwards.  Properly, a constitution is created by a body of delegates prior to the existence of the government.  Then, the government comes into existence after the constitution has been ratified.  In the case of the Articles of Confederation, it was done the other way around.  Regarding the proper relationship between a constitution and its government, see the introduction to this collection.
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Also note that the Continental Congress was never disbanded.  It has only been in recess since 1789.  Note further that the Articles of Confederation were neither terminated nor superseded.  Not only that, they were made a part of the U.S. constitution, by reference.  See Article VI, clause 1.  Thus, they remain legally authoritative even today.  You might be surprised at their continuing effect.  I recommend my essay In Search of the Supreme Flaw of the Land:  Perpetual Union.

 ^  The United States of America, 1789 present
Constitution for the United States of America
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At least it was done in the correct order that time.  That is, a constitutional convention, composed of delegates from the states, wrote a constitution.  After that, the government came into being at least in theory.  Sadly, there were so many errors that the process, the constitution, and the government were all irreparably flawed.  See my essay In Search of the Supreme Flaw of the Land:  Perpetual Union.  At this late date, it's my considered opinion that it can't be fixed.  I believe that it's time to invoke that prophetic phrase from the Declaration of Independence, and "abolish it".
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Maybe next time they'll get it right.

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