Starting up the American Government

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In History
  • The Articles of Confederation adopted

    The Articles of Confederation adopted
    The central government was left very weak by the Articles of Confederation a document that gave most of the power to the states. This happened out of fear fo being ruled by another king.
  • Debate over the Bill of Rights

    Debate over the Bill of Rights
    The Debate was over the protecting citizens rights. Delgates thought these rights had to be a part of the Constitution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris gave all of the land from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    In Massachussets farmers were getting riled up about the Articles of Confederation. This rebellion agaisnt tax on land was led by Daniel Shay.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention took place in Annapolis, Maryland in 1787. It consisted of 55 white delgates and 0 black. The virginia Plan, The New Jersey plan, The Great Comprimise, and the Constitution were all discused there.
  • The Virginia Plan

    The Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan had the idea of 3 branches of government the Executive, Legislative, and the Judicial branch and this was proposed by James Madison.
  • The New Jersey Plan

    The New Jersey Plan
    The New Jersey plan gave all of the states an equal number of representatives. This way, the large states had no more powere than the small states.
  • The Great Comprimise

    The Great Comprimise
    This plan, proposed by Roger Sherman cased the government to have 2 seperate houses.
  • Northwest Ordinace

    Northwest Ordinace
    This law gave other territories the chance to become a state.
  • Preamble of the Constitution

    Preamble of the Constitution
    The Preamble is the first line of the constitution "We the People of the United States" (Constitution countinued.)
  • Signing o fthe Constitution

    Signing o fthe Constitution
    All of the Delgates signed the Constitution.
  • The Constitution is ratified by first state

    The Constitution is ratified by first state
    Delaware was the first state to ratify the constitution. It would be a ling time before two thirds of the states ratified it making it official.
  • Four more states ratify the Constitution

    Four more states ratify the Constitution
    Pennslvania, New Jersey, Conneticut, and Georgia ratify the Constitution.
  • Constitution ratified by one more state

    Constitution ratified by one more state
    New Hampshire ratifies the Constituiton. The Constitution is now law.
  • First President of the United States is elected

    First President of the United States is elected
    George Washington is elected as the first president of the United States. He had 0 votes against him.
  • First President was sworn in

    First President was sworn in
    In New York George Washington puts his hand on the BIble and is sworn in as the first president of the United States of America!
  • Constitution ratified by final state

    Constitution ratified by final state
    Rhode Island becomes the very last state to ratify the Constitution.
  • The BIll of Rights is added to the Constitution

    The BIll of Rights is added to the Constitution
    The 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights have been added to the Constitution.
  • Supreme Court gained certain right

    Supreme Court gained certain right
    They can now stop any law passed if it is considered unconstitutional.