american constitution unit project
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Before the revolution, the British controlled the 13 colonies through messages and instructions sent with a fleet of messenger ships from the British crown to the occupying forces in the colonies.
Because orders where often outdated due to the messages traveling months over the sea, the situtation advanced out of control. This led to the formation of various groups of resistance.
Articles Of Confederation
One of the meetings of these groups was called the Continential Congress. This group began to unify the resistance against the British rule.
After discussing the issues at the Continential Congress, they decided that there needed to be a leader. All eyes turned toward General George Washington, who was unanomously voted to be lead this new country.
Even before the war had ended, thought had been put to how America would be better governed. The initial answer was a group of laws and regulations know as the Articles of Confederation. These would one day give way to the United States Constitution.
After issues were found in the Articles of Confederation, it was decided that they needed a better solution in form of the U.S. Constitution. This new refined set of laws contained all of the rights, laws and regulations that are used today.
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