John248 Wrote:
Nov 11, 2012 6:35 PM
The Declaration of Independence came first....July 4 1776. The declaration was followed by the Articles of Confederation which governed the colonies for a considerable time frame (not sure of the exact years....maybe 20-30 years). As the Colonies grew into States and we added more States the realization for a more firm governmental document was headed, and the Continental Congress drew the Constitution and ratified it. I would recommend Googling the information for exact dates; my description is accurate for the cause and the need.