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Articles of the Confederation Mural – Pic of the Week

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Our picture of the week is a mural in downtown York, Pennsylvania, that commemorates the adoption of the Articles of the Confederation by the Continental Congress in York on November 15, 1777. The Articles served as the first Constitution of the United States until they were replaced by the current United States Constitution. You can learn more about the Articles, and their shortcomings, by watching a rare book video, reading a blog post, or by visiting a Library of Congress LibGuide.

A mural on the side of a red brick building depicts five men in colonial attire contemplating a document. Under the mural is a sign that says "THE THRIFT SHOP JUNIOR LEAGUE OF YORK."
A mural depicting the adoption of the Articles of the Confederation in downtown York, PA. Photo by Robert Brammer.

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