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,
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.