Thomas jefferson

Government - Alexander Jenison II - 2-1-10

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Magna Carta required the King John of England to proclaim certain rights, respect certain legal procedures, and accept that his will could be bound by law.
  • Albany plan of union

    Albany plan of union
    The Albany plan of the union was an effort to create confederation proposed by Ben Franklin. The King did not allow it.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Congress met to consider options, including economic boycott of British trade; publish a list of rights and greivences; and petition King George for redress of those greievences.
  • 2nd Contiental Congress

    2nd Contiental Congress
    Was the nations 1st government that raised an army and navy, made treaties, created money, etc.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The Colonies wanted to be independant from Britian. They desired the consent from the governed and that there was no more "devine right".
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was a plan to unite the colonies. It was the constitution before the Constitution.