Constitution Timeline

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  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    To officially end the Revolutionary War between the United States and Great Britain, the countries signed The Treaty of Paris
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    The citizens of western Massachusetts rebelled against the state government because they did not like the high taxes. This event had a strong influence at the Constitution Convention.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The drafting and debating of the Constitution occurred at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
  • The Federalist Papers

    The Federalist Papers
    In order for the newly written Constitution to become law 9 out of 13 states had to ratify it. James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote The Federalist Papers to persuade the states to ratify the Constitution.
  • 5 out of 9

    5 out of 9
    Quickly Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia had ratified the Constitution.
  • The United States Constitution

    The United States Constitution
    Once the Constitution went into effect the three branches of government, Executive, Judicial, and Legislative, were formed
  • Massachusetts ratifies Constitution

    Massachusetts ratifies Constitution
    Massachusetts did not want to ratify the Constitution at first due to some flaws. A compromise was made and eventually Massachusetts agreed to ratify the Constitution.
  • Ninth state ratifies The Constitution

    Ninth state ratifies The Constitution
    New Hampshire was the ninth state needed to ratify the Constitution.
  • George Washington Inauguration

    George Washington Inauguration
    George Washington was the first United States president to serve under The Constitution. The U.S. Constitution went into effect on March 4, 1789.
  • U.S. Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court
    "the U.S. Supreme Court held its first session, marking the date when the government was fully operative."