• Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The MAgna Carta was a document that was signed by the king of England, King John. He was pressured into signing it by a group of barons who feared his judgement. It was intended to give protection to life, liberty, and property as well as limit monarchial power.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first official document that was signed in the new world. It was designed to help govern the new people of America, the Pilgrims. There are a total of 41 signatures on the document and it stated laws of survival and the facts that the people no longer were under British rule.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    The Petition of Rights was a document signed by King Charles 1. It stated that he was to obey the laws of the land, he couldn't unfairly tax his people, and he needed consent before doing something. This also challenged the divine rights belief.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    The Navigation Act was issued by the British PArliment in an attempt to cut off trade with the West. It made trade nearly impossible it it economically ruined many American colonists.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was a new set of laws that the British Parliment passed. They stated that the King did not have absolute power and that speaking out against the Parliment would not have consequences.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a group of representatives from all thirteen of the colonies. They met during the Revolutionary War and Discussed things and they established new laws. It was during these meetings that the American armies were created.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was made by King George ii. It was intended to help make peace with the Native Americans. This was declared after the ending of the French War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act that occured in 1765 was the beginning of taxes enforced by the British. These taxes were widely opposed and it marked the first time that colonists rebelled against Britian. Following this event was the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacure
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar act was created in an attempt to reduce the taxes on common goods that were imported from England. They also marked a time when the taxes were more heavily enforced and they led to easier discovery of smugglers who got things into and out of the colonies illegally.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was an act of rebellion by the New Englanders. They gathered a small group of men who dressed as natives and boarded tea-cargo ships. In an act to rebel against the tea taxes, the men threw the tea crates into the harbor in Boston.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The coercive acts were new laws that were founded by the British Parliment. They were ment as a way to punish Boston for its act of rebellion, The Boston Tea Party. Instead they caused some panic throughout all of the colonies and beliefs about local governments were put into question.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The first continental congress was a group of representitives from twelve of the colonies, excluding Georgia. It was the first time thatthe colonists would discuss the Coercive Acts and the first time that they would think of petitioning, boycotting, or even writing the King telling him of their greviences.
  • First Shots Fired at Lexington and Concord

    First Shots Fired at Lexington and Concord
    The first shots that were fired at Lexington and Concord marked the beginnings of the Revoluntionary war because it was the first time that the minutemen and the militia were in combat against eachother. The minutemen won the first battle and it signified the beginning of rebellion.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is the document in which Thomas Jefferson declares the greviences that all Americans shared against the British Crown. It was signed by delegates of all thirteen colonies and it was created on July 2, 1776 but it was signed on July 4, 1776.