The Articles Of Confederation were ratified by The Second Continental Congress.
Since the government was weak, Spain closed the lower part of the Mississippi River where there is U.S. shipping is. This made westerners upset because they couldn't send goods to the eastern markets.
This ordinance divided up the land of townships These townships were 36 square miles and reserved lots for war veterans and a school building .
In September 1786, a group of farmers lined up to protest outside of a courthouse in Massachusetts.They were trying to shut down the courthouses, so they wouldn't get their property taken away.
This meeting was set up, so the Congress could talk about changing The Articles Of Confederation. Unfortunately, only five states sent delegates.
This ordinance allowed new states in the west to join the Union. It also allowed settlers to move west, and when the population of a territory reached 60,000, they could create a constitution.
This convention was held at Independence Hall, where 55 delegates were there to discuss a new plan of government.
This compromise was put into place to settle the debate between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan.
This compromise was put into place to keep the southern states from having to much representation.
The new constitution was signed by 42 delegates.
This is when all the states finally ratified The Constitution.