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Articles of Confederation go into effect

1781

Bald Eagle is made the national bird

1782

George Washington creates Purple Heart badge to honor soldier's merit in war

1782

Britain acknowledges US independence

1783

Congress ratifies The Treaty of Paris

1784

Treaty of Hopewell signed between the US and Cherokee Nation

1785

The dollar is chosen to be the currency for the US

1785

Shay's Rebellion

1786

Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1787

Constitution is ratified

1788