The Founding Fathers wrote the Articles of Confederation (1777)
The Articles of the Confederation
The Battle of Saratoga (1777)
1) The British defeated the Americans. 2) Despite their loss, the colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy.
Shay's Rebellion (1787)
1) The Founding Fathers led the American Revolution against the Kingdom of Great Britain. 2) Under the articles, the nation was a confederancy, league of independent states.
The Constitution was signed (1787)
1) The two battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution 2) the American victory convinced the French government to formally recognize the colonist’s cause and enter the war as their ally.
John Adams elected President (1796)
1) It was a series of violent attack on courthouses in Massachusetts. 2) The rebels were mostly ex-Revolutionary War soldiers turned farmers who opposed state eeconomic policies.
1) The constitution was written during the Philadelphia convention. 2) Before going into effect, it needed to be approved by the people through the ratification process.
1) John Adams of the federalist party defeated Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republican party for only 3 votes. 2) He served as the second U.S president from 1797 to 1801.