Origins of American Government

  • Period: Sep 2, 1200 to

    Chapter 2 Timeline

  • Sep 2, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Power of the monarchy was not absolute and guarenteed trial by jury and due process of law to the Nobility.
  • Petition Of Right

    Petition Of Right
    challenged the idea of the divine right of Kings and declared that even the monarch was subject to the laws of land.
  • English Bill of RIghts

    English Bill of RIghts
    Prevents abuse of power by English Monarchs
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A street fight between the patriots throwing things at the army. Leading to guns being shot and many people dieing
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonist Boarded a ship and poured all the tea and threw the boxes of tea into the ocean.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Convention of Delegates from 12 out of 13 colonies.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from all 13 colonies.
  • Declaration Of independence

    Declaration Of independence
    A statement saying that the 13 colonies are independent and not under Englands rule
  • Shay's rebellion

    Shay's rebellion
    Clash between New England Farmers and Mechants that tested precarious institutes.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    Proposed Strong Central Government of 3 Branches.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    A deep division where the states came to argue the against the Virginia Plan about the Articles of Confederation.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Also known as the Federal Convention was a land mark in history