Between 1776 and 1789 Americans went from living under a sovereign king, to living in sovereign states, to becoming a sovereign people.
The Congress was always short of money because the states would refuse to give some to them.
The Articles of Confederation was ratified by the 13 founding states of the U.S. that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
The Battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the Revolutionary war. it was ended by General Cornwallis being pushed up against a wall and forced to surrender.
1782 is the year that Spain Completed its conquest of British Florida.
The Montgolfier brothers of France make the first flight ina hot-air balloon.
The dollar currency was adopted by the U.S.
1786 was the year that Daniel Shays rebellion happened. Daniel Shays rebellion was about having to pay taxes he wouldn't pay because he isn't able to pay them until he gets the money for helping in the army.
Mennonites from central Europe settle in Canada.
In 1787, an extra-legal body met in seclusion during Philadelphia's summer heat to create this new government.
The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation.
James Madison submits possible amendments to the Constitution.