The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789

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PRESIDENTS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
1. Peyton Randolph of Virginia Sept. 5, 1774.
2. Henry Middleton of South Carolina Oct. 22, 1774.
Peyton Randolph May 10, 1775.
3. John Hancock of Massachusetts May 24, 1775.
4. Henry Laurens of South Carolina Nov. 1, 1777.
5. John Jay of New York Dec. 10, 1778.
6. Samuel Huntington of Connecticut Sept. 28, 1779.
7. Thomas McKean of Delaware July 10, 1781.
8. John Hanson of Maryland Nov. 5, 1781.
9. Elias Boudinot of New Jersey Nov. 4, 1782.
10. Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania Nov. 3, 1783.
11. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia Nov. 30, 1784.
12. Nathaniel Gorham of Massachusetts June 6, 1786.
13. Arthur St. Clair of Pennsylvania Feb. 2, 1787.
14. Cyrus Griffin of Virginia Jan. 22, 1788.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Preface to the First Edition viii
  • Contents xi
  • Notes on the Illustrations. xxi
  • Chapter I Results of Yorktown 1
  • Chapter II - The Thirteen Commonwealths 50
  • Chapter III - The League of Friendship 92
  • Chapter IV - Drifting Toward Anarchy 139
  • Chapter V - Germs of National Sovereignty 203
  • Chapter VI - The Federal Convention 249
  • Chapter VII - Crowning the Work 327
  • Bibliographical Note 377
  • Members of the Federal Convention 383
  • Presidents of the Continental Congress 386
  • Index 387
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