Articles of Confederation ("The Rope of Sand")

Shays' Rebellion--Western Massachusetts, 1786

Significant primary sources from this period:

 Articles of Confederation

 Land Ordinance of 1785

Memorial & Remonstrance, James Madison, 1785 (Virginia religious freedom proclamation)

 Northwest Ordinance of 1787

Annapolis Convention

I. New Social Fabrics

II. Economic Stresses
  III. Articles of Confederation
  IV. Foreign and Domestic Problems
  V. The Call for Reform of the Articles

Please cite this source when appropriate:

 Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources" (31 March 1998).

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