Government Timeline

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was signed between the barons of Midevil England and King John. In Latin the Magna Carta means "Great Character." The Manga Charta was made to stop the kings of abusing his power with the people of England suffering.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    This was made to prevent abuse of power by Williams and Mary and all future Monarchs who had to agree with it. It prohibted the army in peace except with the consent of the Pariament. It also gave the right for fair trial,freedom of excessice bail and cruek punsihment.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    The Britsh Board of Trade had called for seven of the northern colonies to Albany. The purose was to problems of colonial trade and dangers from attacks by the French and Native Americans allies. Franklin had created the annual congress of delegates from each 13 colonies. The body would have the power to raise military and naval forces and also to make peace or war with the Natice Americans.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    New laws had been passed to tie the colonies closer to London Clonists and had shown their anger by completely evading all laws. Their had been serveral Mobs at ports and alot of colonist had sopported a boycott of English goods. On March 5, 1770 the Bristish troops shot at a crowd killing five, to e known now as the Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Men that had been been dressed up as Native Americans had climed aboard three tea ships and dumped all the tea into the ocean to protest Britsh control of the tea trade.
  • Declaration of Independence

  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    It had made "a firm league of friendship" among the states. they kept there " sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every Power." However this did not go into effect right away. Ratification from all 13 States was needed first. In a year 11 had apporved it Delaware had finaily appoved in Feb. 1779, Maryland March 1, 1781. It was declared effective of that date.
  • Philadelphia Convetion

    Philadelphia Convetion
    Assembly that drafted the Constitution of the United States. All states but Rhode Island sent delegates in response to a call by the Annapolis Convetion for a meeting in Philadelphia. The delegates decided to replace the Articles with a document that strengthened the federal government. The document was approved on September 17 and sent to the states for ratification.