Leading Up To The Constitution

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In History
  • Articles Of Confederation adopted

    Articles Of Confederation adopted
    The Articles of Confederation was the first plan of government that left the central government weak and gave most of the power to states.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    They gave land to the United States which included Ohio,Indiana,Wisconsin,Illinois,and Michigan.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was when Daniel Shay's organized over 1,000 farmers to protest against Massachusetts high taxes on farm land.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention meeting of twelve states delagates in Philedelphia and Pennsylvania that replaced the Articles of Confederation with a new Constitution.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan adopted by the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that established three branches of federal government.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    The plan offered by the small states of the Constitutional Conventionof 1787 that would have given all states an equal number of representatives in Congress.
  • Northwest Ordiance

    Northwest Ordiance
    The Northwest Ordiance was a law set for new territories to have a chance to be a state.
  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    The plan drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to form two houses of Congress.
  • Preamble

    Preamble
    The authors wanted to show that the people held the power.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    The delegates from the Constitutional Convention decided to all sign the Constitutional Convention.
  • The Constitution ratified by fisrt state

    The Constitution ratified by fisrt state
    Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution.
  • Four more states ratified the Constitution

    Four more states ratified the Constitution
    Pennsylvania,New Jersey,Georgia,and Connecticutratify the Constitution.
  • Constitution ratified by one more state

    Constitution ratified by one more state
    New Hampshire ratified the Constitution
  • Debate over Bill of Rights

    Debate over Bill of Rights
    Debate was over protecting citizens rights Delegates felt these rights must be a part of the Constitution.
  • First President of the United States was elected

    First President of the United States was elected
    George Washington was chosen to be the fisrt U.S president
  • First President was sworn in or inaugurated

    First President was sworn in or inaugurated
    Washington was sworn in on a balcony at Federal Hall in New York City.
  • Constitution ratified by the fianl state

    Constitution ratified by the fianl state
    Rhode Island ratifies the constitution.
  • The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution

    The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution
    The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Written to protect rights of citizens.
  • Supreme Court granted certain right

    Supreme Court granted certain right
    The Supreme Court can put a stop to any law passed by congress or signed by the president.