Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87): The Bridge Between the Revolution and the Constitution

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The 14 Presidents of Congress before George Washington
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1. Peyton Randolph
1774, 1775
2. Henry Middleton
1774
3. John Hancock
1775-76, 1785-86
Declaration of Independence
Ratified July 4, 1776
4. Henry Laurens
1777-78
5. John Jay
1778-79
 6. Samuel Huntington
1779-81

Articles of Confederation
Ratified March 1, 1781
7. Thomas McKean
1781
8. John Hanson
1781-82
9. Elias Boudinot
1782-83
Treaty of Paris
Signed in France
September 3, 1783
10. Thomas Mifflin
1783-1784
Treaty of Paris Proclamation
Ratified in Annapolis
January 14, 1784

11. Richard Henry Lee

1784-85

12. Nathaniel Gorham

1786

13. Arthur St. Clair
1787
14. Cyrus Griffin
1788-89
The Constitution
Effective March 4, 1789
1. George Washington
Sworn in April 30, 1789