American Government

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    (No exact date)
  • Jamestown settled

    The Jamestown Settlement Colony was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.
  • Mayflower Compact written

    First governing document of Plymouth Colony.
    Written by the colonists.
  • Petition of Right

    (No exact date)
    major English constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited
  • English Bill of Rights

  • Albany Plan of Union

    (No exact date)
    -was served as an inspirational primer for the writing of the Articles of Confederation
  • Stamp Act

    Direct tax imposed by the British Parliament on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops.
  • Boston Tea Party

    was an action by colonists in Boston against the British Government.
    Officials refused to turn three shipload of taxed tea to Britian, a group of colonists boarded the ships & destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbour.
  • First Continental Congress

    convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774
  • Intolerable Acts

    (no exact date)
    Name used to describe a series of five laws passed by the British Parliament.
  • American Revolution begins

    Started because of: Boston Massacre, Boycotting, The Boston Tea Party.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775
  • Declaration of Independence

    The nation's most cherished symbol of liberty an freedom.
  • Articles of Confederation

  • Shay's Rebellion

    Was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Constitution Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    From May 25 to September 17, 1787
  • Connecticut Compromise

    (No exact date)
    Agreement between large & small states during the Constitutional Convenction.