American Government Unit

  • The Adoption of the Articles of Confederation

    The continental congress, after 16 months of debate, agreed to adopt the Articles of Confederation not until March 1st, 1781 when all of the thirteen colonies ratified the agreement.
  • The British Surrender at Yorktown

    British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his 8,000 troops at Yorktown, Virginia. The British expected help from ships sent from New York but the ships never arrived. The conlonies found their opportunity to defeat the world's biggest empire.
  • Shays Rebellion: Attack on the Springfield Armory

    Springfield Armory, which was a manufacture for military firearms, fired grape shot at the rebels driving them away. This event had an influence on the Constitutional Convention.
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    Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention was a convention that took place in Philidelphia to adress problems with governing in the U.S to make a new constitution. The convention was originally intended to revise the Articles of Confederation but they just scrapped it and made a new government.
  • The Ratification of the Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the U.S Constitution, was ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures.