Cleanig up after the Revolution.

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In History
  • Articles of Confederation adopted

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

    Treaty of Paris
    In 1783 the Treaty of Paris gave the USA most of the land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was when Daniel Shays organized over a thousand farmers to protest against Massachusetts high taxes on farmland.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention was a convention in which 55 delegates worked out what would go in the Constitution.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan was a plan that said that the central government should have three branches; the legislative, executive, and judicial.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    The New Jersey Plan stated that no matter the population, all states should have the same number of representatives.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    The Northwest Ordinance was a law that set out a plan for new territories to become states.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    The Great Compromise was a plan in which the congress was split into two houses; the House of Representatives, and the senate.
  • Preamble

    Preamble
    The Preamble is the introduction to the Constitution that showed that the people held the power in the country-that is a democracy, it is also a democratic republic.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    On September 18, 1787, all of the delegates from the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution.
  • The Constitution ratified by first state

    The Constitution ratified by first state
    On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution.
  • Four more states ratified the Constitution

    Four more states ratified the Constitution
    By January 9, 1788, four states-Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut-had ratified the Constitution.
  • Constitution ratified by one more state

    Constitution ratified by one more state
    In 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution.
  • Cebate over the Bill of Rights

    Cebate over the Bill of Rights
    In 1788, a debate over protecting citizen's rights slowed down the ratification of the Constitution
  • First President of the United States was elected

    First President of the United States was elected
    George Washington was chosen to be the first U.S. president.
  • First President was sworn in or inaugurated

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

    Constitution ratified by the final state
    In 1790, Rhode Island was the last state to ratify the Constitution.
  • The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution

    The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution
    THe Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the Constitution, written to protect the rights of the citizens.
  • Supreme Court granted certain right

    Supreme Court granted certain right
    In 1803 the Supreme Court earned the right to put a stop to any law passed by Congress or signed by the President that is not allowed by the Constitution.