The Americans and Britsh finally end their conflict after many years of fighting. They agree to do this with the Treaty of Paris, which would make British recognize the United States as an independent nation.
Articles of Confederation
The states write constitutions that would list out the rights of citizens. They would try to make sure power was balanced between an executive and the legislature.
To vote, it was agreed that to vote you would need to be over 21 years old, white and male. You would also need to own property and pay some taxes.
Signing of the Constitution
After fighting has ended, the members of Congress agree to create the Articles of Confederation. They would give a very loose alliance of the 13 independent states.
After the revolution, the country went into a depression. Farmers could no longer pay their taxes, as the demand for farm goods had went down. Because they could not pay taxes, their farms would be seized. Farmer Daniel Shays was angry, and decided to organize an uprising. With around 1,000 farmers, he attacked courthouses, which would prevent their farms from being seized.
George Washington admitted that the Articles of Confederation proved to not work as well as originally hoped. He convinced other members to revise the original articles. To do this, they held the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. After holding this, they agreed to sign the Constitution, that would lay out the rules very well.