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