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The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era.
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Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them.
As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.
Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence.
Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp.
The Episode That Wouldn't Die.
After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge.
Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777.
With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777.
When in the course of human events...