lead-up to the consitution

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    revolutionary war

  • Treaty of Paris written

    Treaty of Paris: the treaty ending the Revolutionary War, Time between now and the drafting of the Constitution in 1787 was said to have been a time of chaos and turmoil.
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    The Events of the Constitution

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    U.S. is in need of money

  • Treaty of Paris ratified

    The Treaty of Paris was ratified by the Congress of the Confederation.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    This ordinance was written by Thomas Jefferson as a way to raise money through the sale of westward land that was aqquired as a result of the Treaty of Paris, This set up the procedures for addmiting new states.
  • start of Shays' Rebellion

    This armed uprising was named after Daniel Shays, a poor farmhand that fought in the Revolutionary War. The battle broke out in central and western Massachusetts, resultin in a lack of institutional response.
  • Philidelphia Convention

    George Washington was elected president of the convention, and deliberations began for the drafting of the Constitution.
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    The Writing and Ratifing of the Constitution

  • Northwest Ordinance

    The ordinance established the precedent by which the U.S. would expand westward
  • Constitution signed and agreed upon

    Even though the Constitution was signed, it was not binding until it was ratified by 9/13 states.
  • Delaware is the first state to sign the Constitution

  • New Hampshire is the ninth state to sign the Constitution

  • Constitution put into operation

    With the ninth ratification by New Hampshire, the Constitution had enough support to be put into effect.
  • Rhode Island, the thirteenth state, finally ratified the Constitution