The Road to Constitution

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In History
  • Writing of the Declaration of Rights and Grievances

    Writing of the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
    The Declaration of Rights and Grievance is a document that was comprised of the the rights of the Colonies as well as a listing of the grievances that had been endured by the American people that had been wrought upon by King George III.
  • Passing of the Intolerable Acts

    Passing of the Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Act were a set of acts that had been established by the British Parliament in response to the Boston Tea Part. The acts were created in order to oppress the people of Massachusetts after the people revolted due to unfair taxing of tea. The acts were the Boston Port act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Quartering Act, as well as the dissolution of the Massachusetts constitution.
  • Publishing of Common Sense

    Publishing of Common Sense
    Common Sense is a book written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from the British due to the oppression and tyranny that the Americans faced as seen by cases of starvation or poverty due to taxation by the British.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a formal agreement by the colonies to make themselves independent from the British due to oppression and tyranny. It is said to be one of the most significant moments in American History as it refers to the moment when the American people began to stand for themselves rather than being oppressed. The signing was the general agreement of the said document which featured many who contributed to the earliest moments of American History.
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    The American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a colonial revolution between the British Empire and the American Colonies in which the American Colonies had broken apart from the British Empire due to the Empire's oppressive and tyrannical nature. The American Revolution ultimately lead to the establishment of the United States of America and promoted the notion of Democracy and Republics across the globe.
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    Adoption of the Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution adopted by the American people that was established in 1781. However, it was later replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789. The Articles of Confederation was a sort of draft for the Constitution. Much had been improved upon or revised since the original Articles of Confederation.
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    Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion was a rebellion comprised of a group of farmers who faced foreclosure due to taxing issues in Massachusetts in 1786. The rebellion lead by a former Captain of the Continental Army, Daniel Shays, had ultimately ended in failure due to the militia defending the arsenal they had been raiding. This created a larger issue which pushed for stronger central government in order to prevent anarchy or rebellions such as this in the future.
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    The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention was a gathering in Philadelphia which allowed for discussions between representatives in order to allow more power to the government in order to avoid issues as well as revise the constitution and or establish a stronger constitution in the future.