Leading Up To The Constitution

  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was the first plan of the government left the central government weak and gave most of the power to the states.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris gave the United States land form the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi river.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Daniel Shays orgonized over 1,000 farmers to protest aginst Massachusetts high taxes on farm land.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention open in Indepependece Hall, Philadelphia and had 12of the 13 states sent delegates to plan a new government.
  • Virgina Plan

    The VIrgina Plan adopted by the constitutional Conventiion in 1787 that established 3 braches of the federal government.
  • New Jersey Plan

    The New Jersey Plan which gave all the stated the same number of repersentaves which gave by the pouplation.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    The Northwest Ordinance was a law that allowed for new territories to become a state
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise was a plan drawn apart the constitutional convertion to form 2 houses of congress.
  • Preamble

    The authors of the Preamble wanted to show that the people held the power.
  • The Signing of the Constitution

    The delegates to the constitutional convention sign the Constitution of the United States.
  • The Constitution ratified by first state

    Delaware becomes the first state to ratified the constitution.
  • 4 more states ratified the Constutution

    Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Conneticut had ratifed the Constitution.
  • Constitution ratified by 1 more state.

    New Hampshire ratified the Constitution.
  • Debate over Bill of Rights

    Debate was over protecting citizens right. Delegates felt these rights must be a part of the constiution.
  • First President of the United States was elected

    George Washington was the first United States President to be elected.
  • First President was sworn in ao ingaurated

    First President was sworn in ao ingaurated
    George Washington was sworn in on a balcony at Federal Hall in New York City.
  • Constitution ratified by the final state

    Rhod Island ratified the Constitution.
  • The Bill of Tights was added to the Constitution

    The Bill of Right are the first 10 amendments to the Constiution. Writen to protcect the right of the citizens.
  • Supreme Court granted certain right

    The Supreme Court can put a stop to any law passed by congress or signed by the President.