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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1787

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1786
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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1787
Joel Barlow
   The Vision of Columbus
Federalist and Anti-Federalist Contentions
   The Federalist No. 10 (James Madison)**
   The Federalist No. 6 (Alexander Hamilton)**
Benjamin Franklin
   Speech in the Convention**
Philip Freneau
   The Indian Burying Ground**
Thomas Jefferson
   from Letter to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787
   Letter to Peter Carr [Young man's education]**
Milcah Martha Moore
   The Female Patriots. Address'd to the Daughters of Liberty in America, 1768**
Francisco Palou
   Life of Junípero Serra**
   from Chapter LVIII: "The Exemplary Death of the Venerable Father Father Junipero"
   from Chapter XXII: "The Expeditions Arrive at the Port of Monterey—The Mission and Presidio of San Carlos Are Founded"
Constitutional Convention approves U.S. Constitution; sent to states for ratification.

Black Methodists in Philadelphia start the congregation that would become the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Northwest Ordinance outlaws slavery in northwest territories and north of Ohio River.
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