Definition of confederation:
congress, linkup, bond, group, commission, connect, confederacy, collaboration, compact, fraternity, Anschluss, support group, partnership, combination, association, society, combine, guild, sorority, panel, relation, organization, block, fellowship, conspiracy, connection, hookup, club, federation, axis, bloc, police, politics, flash mobbing, flash mob, relationship, alliance, tie-up, affiliation, liaison, alignment, cooperation, cartel, order, alinement, fusion.
Indeed, historians of the United States to- day, as well as statesmen of that time, are in substantial agreement in this: That the presence of the French on all the colonial borders compelled a confederation of the varying interests of the several English colonies, kept them penned in between the mountains and the sea until there had been developed some degree of solidarity, some ability to act together; and then by the sudden, if compulsory, withdrawal of the pressure not only allowed their expansion but relieved them of all need of help from England and so of dependence upon her.- "The French in the Heart of America", John Finley.
- "Studies in Civics", James T. McCleary.
- "Studies in Old Testament History", Jesse L. Hurlbut.