Charlie (not verified) | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 9:37am

the war ended on october 1781 amnd the Articles of Confereration were ratified in 1781. Because of the defects on the AoC the US Constitution was ratified 6 years after the war in September 1789 and the bill of rights was started in March 1789 and ratified in December 1791 with the preamble - "THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution."

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