Constitutional Timeline


Declaration of Independence Created

June 1776 - July 4th, 1776

Declaration of Independence Ratified

Approx. July 4th, 1776

Articles of Confederation submitted

Approx. November 1777

Articles of Confederation Ratified by the States

March 1781

The Treaty of Paris

September 3, 1783

The Virginia Plan was introduced (New Jersey submitted counter-plan)

May 1787

The U.S. Constitution was created

September 17th, 1787

U.S. Constitution Ratified

Approx. June 21, 1788

Ratification of the Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791