Creating the Constitution
Lecture no. 14 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The Revolution was not even over before the ramshackle nature of the Articles of Confederation began to show at the seams. A convention assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to construct a constitution, which proposed a single executive president, a bicameral Congress, and a judiciary. The Constitution was ratified by the states, and George Washington was inaugurated as the first president in New York City in March 1789.