Articles of Confederation was written
Articles of Confederation officially "in force"
Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain, ending the Revolutionary war
Ordinance of Religious Freedom adopted by Virginia legislature
Daniel Shays leads a rebellion of 1,200 men in an attack.
1786 - 1787
The Great Compromise is presented by Roger Sherman.
Northwest Ordinance enacted by Congress
Constitutional convention assembles in Philadelphia.
Federalist Papers begin to be published.
Constitution is endorsed by Congress for ratification
Ratification of Constitution