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