chapter 2

  • Period: Sep 2, 1200 to

    chapter 2

  • Sep 2, 1215

    Magna Carte

    Magna Carte
    Protected against heavy-handed and arbitrary acts by the king.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    The Petition of Rights limited the kings power by not allowing him to imprision or otherwise punish any person but by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    A list of provisions drawn up by Parliment to prevent abuse from William and Mary and any other monarchs in 1689.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Benjamin Franklin proposed the creation of an annual congress of delegates from each 13 colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    British troops in Boston fired on a jeering crowd killing 5 people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Tea Act was passed and Colonists responded by dumping tea in the water.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A convention of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies who met to respond to the Coercive Acts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    A convention of delegates from the 13 colonies.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A public act by which the Second Continental Congress declared the Colonies to be free and independent of England.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Established a "firm league of friendship" among the states.
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    Armed fight in Massachusetts, with the rebels led by Daniel Shays.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    Called for a new government with three branches: