Major Events for Early American Government

  • Feb 14, 1297

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    A document that forced the King to give up some of his power and make him realize that the people had rights.
  • Period: Feb 14, 1297 to

    Major events

  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    A document prhibiting the king from infringing on the rights of the people.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was passed by Parliament on 16 December 1689 It was a re-statement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The american people met in Ablany new York and made a plan of the union which was to bring together the colonies under a royl governer.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America,
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    In Boston 5 men were killed in a riot. This sparked the rebellion and then turned into the American Revolutionary War,
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when the american people rebelled agains Briatin taxing the tea and through it over the side of a ship into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Boston Port Act, the first of the acts passed in response to the Boston Tea Party. Massachusetts Government Act provoked even more outrage than the Port Act because it unilaterally altered the government of Massachusetts to bring it under control of the British government. Administration of Justice Act allowed the governor to move trials of accused royal officials to another colony or even to Great Britain if he believed the official could not get a fair trial in Massachusetts. Quartering act
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies, the met after the american revolutionary war had begun.
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states,
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation are considered the first constitution. They stated how the government was to operate in the new world.
  • Philadelphia convention

    Philadelphia convention
    to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain