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Articles of Confederation was written

1777

Articles of Confederation officially "in force"

1781

Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain, ending the Revolutionary war

1783

Ordinance of Religious Freedom adopted by Virginia legislature ­

1786

Daniel Shays leads a rebellion of 1,200 men in an attack.

1786 - 1787

The Great Compromise is presented by Roger Sherman.

1787

Northwest Ordinance enacted by Congress ­

1787

Constitutional convention assembles in Philadelphia.

1787

Federalist Papers begin to be published.

1787

Constitution is endorsed by Congress for ratification

1787

Ratification of Constitution

1788