1784 - Continental Congress and Indian Treaties

George Washington addressing the Continental Congress

       In March of that year, the new Continental Congress authorized its agents and commissioners to negotiate peace treaties with Indians on the hostile frontiers of the Northwest (Ohio) and the Southeast (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi).

Washington Continental Congress

 George Washigton addressing the members of the Continental Congress, a governmental body with thirteen heads that was doomed to fail from the moment it was convened in Philadelphia.  Those failures would lead to the adoption of federalism when the U.S. Constitution was written in 1787.