The Critical Period
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The Articles of Confederation left the young country ill-equipped to deal with a series of problems. The period from the adoption of the Articles to the adoption of the Federal Constitution (1781-89) has been labeled the “critical period” of American history. George Washington, describing those days, lamented that the states were held together by a “rope of sand.”
Foreign and domestic challenges existed:
The Congress made no progress on the compensation issue and the British exhibited no haste in withdrawing from American territory.
Most importantly, Americans were buoyed by their victory in the war and felt a common pride in their emerging place in the world.
The Colonial Period
Illinois History Documents: The Colonial Period 1673 - 1783 The French Regime The British Regime The American Revolution 1673-1700 1700-1763 1763-1783 1776-1783 ...
The American Colonial Period
... of the US - Very cool map...it will change/grow and show the dates when the U.S. expanded. British Colonies Map of 13 Colonies A very early map of North America Odiorne Point - also a history of the area on NH seacoast. top Go to: Home ...
... DLGEducator ResourcesReference ShelfHelp Home Â» Media Types Â» Periodicals Periodicals Georgia Tech Advertisements Display of various advertisements from 1894-1948 selected from a number of Georgia Tech student publications found in the ...