Constitution Chronology

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In History
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The thirteen American colonies declared themses to be states independent from Great Britain.
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    Journey to self governance

    The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The thirteen colonies declared thtemselves to be state independent from Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles limited the authority of the government during the war. The government could conduct the national military and foreign policy. States were authorized to create their own governments to repalce the established British government.
  • end of Revolutionary War in Victory

    end of Revolutionary War in Victory
    British Lieutenant General Cornwallis surrendered to Geroge Washington and the French in Yorktown, Virginia. This battle marked victory and the end of the Revolutionary War for the colonistst.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Framers ofo the Constitution met in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of the Confederation. They established what is the basis of our U.S. government today - the law of the land.
  • Signing of Constitution

    Signing of Constitution
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  • Washington inaugurated first President

    Washington inaugurated first President