Americas New Government

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Document declaring independence from Great Britian.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Articles of Confederarion endorsed by the continental congress and submitted to the colonies for ratification.
  • Articles of Confederation officially in force

  • Treaty of Paris signed by Great Britian

    Treaty of Paris signed by Great Britian
    Ends the Revolutionary War.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    passed by congress provides for rectangular survey dividing northwestern territories into townships.
  • Ordinance of Religious Freedom

    adopted by Virginia legislator written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Rebellion

    Daniel Shays leads a rebellion of 1200 men.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Assembles in Philadelphia.
  • Northwest Ordinance enacted by congress.

    provides for the incorporation of three to five new states in the northwest territories.
  • The Great Compromise

    Is presented by Roger Sherman,
  • Constitution is Endorsed

    Endorsed by Congress and sent to state legislators for ratification.
  • Federalist Papers begin to be published.

  • The Constitution in effect

    In effect after receiivingthe approval of the requisite 9 states.
  • George Washington is elected first president

  • War and Treasury Departmentsare established by congress.

  • Federal Judiciary Act is passed by Congress

    Creates a six man Suprene Court with a chief justice and 5 associate Justices.
  • Bill of Rights is Submitted by Congress

    Submitted to the states for ratification
  • Thomas Jefferson is officialy named secretary of state

  • The Bill of Rights is Ratified