The Battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the American Revolution. The British were forced to surrender because of the American fleet on land and the French fleet on sea.
Weaknesses of the Confederation
After the American Revolution, the colonies wanted to form a government. With forming this government, each state wrote their own constitution stating their promises to their people and their rights.
The Articles of Confederation was an agreement between the 13 colonies. There was a lot of debating between the Congress. After a lot of debate on what should be on the constitution, the Articles of Confederation was approved.
Revising the Article of Confederation
There were a few weaknesses to the Confederation. There was conflict between states, money problems, and other nations trying to take advantage of their weaknesses.
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After the American Revolution, the nations fell into a depression. Farmers borrowed money to get more land,seed,animals,and tools. Taxes were getting higher and farmers needed to pay of their loans but couldn't because demand of farm goods went down. Daniel Shay and other farmers got angry and attacked courthouses and prevented the state from seizing farms.
On September 17,1787,the Constitution was finally finished and ready to be signed.2 delegates from Virginia and 1 delegate from Massachusetts didn't sign the Constitution fearing it was too powerful. A convection was held to approve the Constitution. 9 out of 13 states had to approve.