Chapter Two Timeline

  • Period: Feb 1, 1200 to

    Chapter Two Timeline

  • Feb 4, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    an English charter which limited the power of English monarchs from absolute rule. Magna Carta was the first step in a long historical process leading to the rule of constitutional law.
  • Petition of RIghts

    Petition of RIghts
    a major english constitutional document that sets outs specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing. It was produced by the English Parliament; passed in May of 1628.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Also known as the Bill of rights was passed by Parliament. It is one of the basic documents of English constitutional law.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany plan of untion was proposed by Benjamin Franklin at the Labany Congress in 1754. It was an early attempt at forming a union of the colonies under one government.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Also known as the Boston riot. The legal aftermath of which helped spark the rebleeion in some of the British American colonies, which cuminated in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded 3 British ships and dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston harbor.
  • First Contiental Congress

    First Contiental Congress
    12 of the 13 colonies sent delegates. It was called in response to the passage of the Intolerable Acts by the British parliament.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    A convention delegates from the 13 colonies that met beginning on may 10, 1775. The second congress managed the colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    a statement adopted by the Continental congress which announced that the 13 colonies were now independent from Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    It was formally known as the Articles of COnfederation and Perpetual Union. It was also the first constituion of the United States. It specified how the Federal government was to operate.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts. The rebellion is named after Daniel Shays. Shays rebllion produced fears that the revolution's democratic impluse had gotten out of hand.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Now often referred to as the Constitutional Convention. The purpose of the convention was to adress the problems the federal government was having ruling the states.