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Government from 1215 to 1877

  • Aug 31, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    The Petition of Right is a major English constitutional document, which sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing. The Petition of Right was produced by the English Parliament in the run-up to the English Civil War
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    It was a re-statement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament to William and Mary in March 1689, inviting them to become joint sovereigns of England
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    •The Albany Plan was proposed by Benjamin Franklin at the Albany Congress in 1754 in Albany, New York. It was an early attempt at forming a union of the colonies "under one government as far as might be necessary for defense and other general important purposes" during the French and Indian War.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops in boston fired on a jeering crowd, killin five..
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    group of man disguised asnnative americans, boarded three tea ships in boston harharbor and then they throw the tea overboard
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    laws that denounced in america as the intolerable acts
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress , which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Most of Shays' compatriots were poor farmers angered by crushing debt and taxes. Failure to repay such debts often resulted in imprisonment in debtor's prisons or the claiming of property by the government
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    the plan traced the broad outlines of what would become the U.S. Constitution: a national government consisting of three branches with checks and balances to prevent the abuse of power
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    Under the New Jersey Plan, the organization of the legislature was similar to that of the modern day United Nations and other like institutions. This position reflected the belief that the states were independent entities, and, as they entered the United States of America freely and individually, so they remained. The New Jersey plan also gave power to regulate trade and to raise money by taxing foreign goods.
  • 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. Although the Convention was purportedly intended only to revise the Articles of Confederation, the intention from the outset of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, was to create a new government rather than fix the existing one