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During the American Revolution the Thirteen Colonies were governed by a?

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2012-02-09 03:53:44

There was no definitive government or document that defined the

American Rebel Movement and until the Treaty of Paris 1783, the

United States was no legally an independent nation, so no legal

treatise of government would have held sway in a court of law. On

the ground de facto law during the Revolution was contemporaneous

British Common Law (as concerned things like property, marriage,

burial rights, and so forth). When General Lord Cornwallis

surrendered, the Articles of Confederation became a de facto system

of laws until the Treaty of Paris 1783 made them de jure law.

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