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1,923 words, approx. 7 pages
Continental Congresses In September 1774, the First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia, the first intercolonial meeting since the Stamp Act Congress of 1765. Fifty-five elected delegates fr... Read more
1,251 words, approx. 5 pages
Confederation Years Successful British settlement of the New World began in 1607 at Jamestown on the coast of present-day Virginia. By the mid-1700s, thirteen colonies, under British control, had been... Read more
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Continental Congress Excerpt from "Land Ordinance of 1785" Issued on May 20, 1785, by the Continental Congress Published in Documents of American History, edited by Henry S. Commager, 19... Read more
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Continental Congress Excerpt from "The Northwest Ordinance" Issued on July 13, 1787 Published in Documents of American History, edited by Henry S. Commager, 1943 On July 13, 1787, Congre... Read more
955 words, approx. 4 pages
Growth of a New Government Adopted in 1781 as America's first constitution, the Articles of Confederation soon proved inadequate for governing the young nation. By 1787, the United States was i... Read more
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