Important Documents Timeline

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  • The Olive Branch Petition is approved by Congress.

  • Common Sense is published.

  • The Declaration of Indpendence is adopted by the thirteen colonies.

  • The first book of The American Crisis is published.

  • The Articles of Confederation are put into action.

  • The Treaty of Paris is signed.

  • The Northwest Ordinance is written.

  • The U.S. Constitution is ratified and adopted.

  • Congress proposes the Bill of Rights.