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What set of laws governed America before the constitution was approvd in 1788?

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What set of laws governed America before the Constitution was approved in 1788?

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The document that governed the United States before The Constitution was The Articles of Confederation.

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Prior to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, there were the Articles of Confederation, the new country's first written constitution. Ratified in March 1781, this document remained in use till 1789. Of course, prior to the US declaring its independence, the country was a British colony, governed by British law, and subject to the whims of the King of England.

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The articles of confederation were in place before the constitution was made if that's what you mean. They were replaced by the constitution because they were weak.

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