From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution By peaceandlove Nov 15, 1777 The Articles of Confederation was completed Congress approved of the Articles of Confederation, but now the states have to ratify it. Jul 9, 1778 8 of the 13 colonies ratified the Articles of Confederation The 8 colonies that ratified the the Articles of Confederation are New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina Sep 3, 1783 Signing of the Treaty of Paris When the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, they established peace between the them. Feb 27, 1787 Last battle of Shay's Rebellion Daniel Shay leads farmers to the Springfield arsenal to get weapons. The farmers wanted to prevent the courts from foreclosing on morgages and take away their farms. May 25, 1787 First Meeting of the Constitution Convention Delgates from all of the states, except Rhode Island, meet in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Convederation. Sep 17, 1787 Draft of the Constitution The Constitutional Convention sends a draft to the states for ratification.