Chapter 2

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  • Period: Sep 2, 1200 to

    chapter 2

  • Sep 2, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Great Charter forced upon King John of England by his barons. Established that the power of the monarchy was not absolute and guaranteed trial by jury and due process of law to the nobility
  • James Town

    James Town
    James Town was the first successful English settlement
  • Carolina Colony

    Carolina Colony
    John Locke contributed to the constituition for the Carolina colony
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Document written by Parliament and agreed on by William and Mary of England it was designed to prevent abuse of power by English monarchs
  • The Albany Congress

    The Albany Congress
    The Albany Congress proposed that the colonies unite.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A law that required the use of tax stamps on all legal documents on certain business agreements and on newspapers
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Mob violence erupted in at several ports, and many colonists supported a boycott of English goods. British troops fired into a crowd of angry protesters killing five of them, the incident became known as the Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of men, disguised as Native Americans boared three tea ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped the opened cargo in to the sea to protest British control of the tea trade.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was formed. Delegates from every colony except Georgia met in Philadelphia. Many of the ablest men of the day were there: Samuel Adams and John Adams from Massachusetts; Roger Sherman of Connecticut; Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island; John Dickinson and Joseph Galloway of Pennsylvania; John Jay and Philip Livingston of New York; George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, and Patrick Henry of Virginia; and John Rutledge of South Carolina.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The battles of Lexington and Concord spark the Revolution it was know as the "shot heard 'round the world" that started the war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Became the nations first national government
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4 1776 it proclaimed the the existence of the new nation which was the birth of our country.