King to States

1776 - 1789

Between 1776 and 1789 Americans went from living under a sovereign king, to living in sovereign states, to becoming a sovereign people.

Money Loss

1778 - 1787

The Congress was always short of money because the states would refuse to give some to them.

Articles of Confederation

March 1, 1781

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 last battle of the Revolutionary war

19 october 1781

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.

The Conquest of British Florida


1782 is the year that Spain Completed its conquest of British Florida.

The first flight in a hot air balloon


The Montgolfier brothers of France make the first flight ina hot-air balloon.

Money Change


The dollar currency was adopted by the U.S.

The fall of 1786


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.

The settling of the European


Mennonites from central Europe settle in Canada.

Creating a new government


In 1787, an extra-legal body met in seclusion during Philadelphia's summer heat to create this new government.

Declaring war


The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.

The Constitution


The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation.

Submiting possible amendments to the Constitution


James Madison submits possible amendments to the Constitution.