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Creating the United States

offers primary documents related to the creation of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Learn about the beliefs on which the American republic was founded, the forging of the federal government, the formation of political parties, the election of 1800, views of slavery, and more. Connect particular phrases and ideas in the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights with texts that preceded them. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777, but the states did not ratify them until March 1, 1781. The Articles created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
Paul Revere. The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt. Engraving with watercolor. Boston, 1770. Prints and Photographs Division.

A Push Toward Rebellion

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