Chap. 2 Timeline

  • Aug 31, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta included guarantees of such fundamental rights as trail by jury and due process of law. It is like an protection.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    The Petiton of Rights limited the King's power in serveral ways.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill Of Rights prohibited a standing army in peacetime, except with consent of Parliament, and required that all parliamentary elections be free.
  • The Albany Plan of Union

    The Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union served as an inspirational primer for the writings of the Articles of Confederation.
  • Boston Massacure

    Boston Massacure
    British troops in Boston fired on a jeering crowd, which killed 5 coloniests, which became known as the Boston Massacure.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of men, boarded 3 tea ships, then they broke open the chests and dumped the ships cargo into the sea to protest British control of the tea trade.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was groundbreaking because it was founded on the concept of "the consent of the governed," not divine right or tradtion as the basis for the exercise of power.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation established "a firm league of friendship" among the States. Each State kept "its sovereignty, freedom, and independance, and every Power, Jurisdiction, and right...not...expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled."
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shays Rebellion was the fiercest outbreak of discontent in the early republic, and public feeling ran high on both sides
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    The Philadelphia Convention is also knowen as the Federal Convention and the Constituational Convention. It is an Landmark in America.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    The Virginia PLan called for a new government with three seperate branches, also provided that all stat officers should take an oath to support the Union, and that each State be guaranteed a republican form of government.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    The New Jersey Plan retained the unicameral Congress of the Confederation, with each of the states equally represented, and it also called for a "federal executive" of more than one person.