Following the approach of G.D. Birkhoff, we develop a new axiom system for a continuous absolute plane. In this new axiom system we remove Side-Angle-Side as an axiom and replace it with Side-Angle-Angle as a new axiom. We prove that the new axiom system is also a continuous absolute plane, and in particular, that Side-Angle-Side holds in the new axiom system. In addition, we give new proofs of well known results. These new proofs do not depend on Side-Angle-Side, but instead use Side-Angle-Angle.