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Intolerable Acts


The Intolerable Acts was the term used by American Patriots for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.

American Revolutionary war

1775 A.D - 1783 A.D

The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America.

Common Sense


Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

A declaration of independence or declaration of statehood is an assertion by a defined territory that it is independent and constitutes a state.

Battle of the Chesapeake


The Battle of the Chesapeake, also known as the Battle of the Virginia Capes or simply the Battle of the Capes, was a crucial naval battle in the American Revolutionary War that took place near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on 5 September 1781.

Articles of confederation

March 1st, 1781

These were the first constitution

treaty of paris


The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.

Shays Rebellion

1786 - 1787

Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts during 1786 and 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels in an uprising against perceived economic and civil rights injustices.

the united states constitutional convention


The Constitutional Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in the old Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ratification of the Constitution

June 21, 1789

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The first state to ratify was Delaware, on December 7, 1787, by a unanimous vote, 30 - 0. The featured document is an endorsed ratification of the federal Constitution by the Delaware convention. ... When a bill of rights was proposed in Congress in 1789, North Carolina ratified the Constitution.