Congress adopts Confederation Articles of perpetual union of United States of America, which are sent to states for ratification (completed 1781) as first U.S. constitution.
Editors. "Ratification of Constitution". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=930, accessed 26 April 2015.]