• Feb 14, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Charter that was forced apon King John by his barons. Stated that the power of the monarch was not absolute and guaranteed trial by jury.
  • Jamestown

    Settled by the London Company and run by John Smith. It was a disaster at first with people starving and dieing of malaria.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    A compact written by Pilgrams while on the Mayflower. It centered on majority rule and based on their religion.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    A document Signed by King Charles I of England. It challenged divine right and the the monarch must obay the laws of the land.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Document written and agreed on by William and Mary of England. Designed to prevent the abuse of power by the monarchs.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin aimed to unite the 13 colonies. IT was turned down by the colonies and the crown.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Law passed by Great Britian for the colonies that taxed stamps on all legal documents. These lead to protests by the american colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A protest of British opression were British troops fired on a crowd in Boston. The result was the death of five people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of men dressed as native americans boarded three tea ships in the Boston harbor. They then dumped the tea in the harbor in protest of the crown.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Laws that were passed by Great Britian for the colonies. These laws were ment to punish America.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A meetin of representativies from every state, exept Georgia. They meet for two months and discussed what to do about British opression.
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    Battle of Lexington and Concord. This battle starts the American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Meeting of Delegates of the 13 colonies after the Revolutionary War had begun. Became the nations first national government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia after the start of the American Revolution. This stated the colonies are free of English rule.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Plan of Government that was adopted after the Revolutionary War. Created a "league of friendship" between the states, but few important powers to the central government
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Incident in Massachusets lead by Daniel Shay. They were caused by worsining economic conditions that caused farmers to lose their land.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Convention were framers of the constitution discussed the workings of the executive branch. They decided it should be chosen independintly from congress.
  • Constitution Convection

    Constitution Convection
    Meeting in Philadelphia were the Articles of Confederation were revised. This lead to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Conneticut Compromise

    Conneticut Compromise
    Agreement Made at the Constitutional Convention. This puposed the combination of the New Jersey and Virginia plans.