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American Government

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    First written rights of englishman and Constitution. Made law that no one is above the law.
  • Jamestown Settled

    Jamestown Settled
    First permanent English colony in America. Leads to other colonies being formed in America. Form first government in the colonies called the House of Burgesses.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Pilgrims had landed north of their patent grant but agree to stay in the New England area with said group staying together as one body. The Compact inspire many to come of Democracy.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    In response to the king foreign policy the Parliament stop finacing King. King did force loans and quarter troops in houses. Parliament made a petition restricting the King power. Principle within this document inspire Americans.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    These were written to give supremacy to Parliament weaken King power. They inspire ideal of no excessive bail and encouragment of free speach.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    First suggested by England a assembly was made from the colonies to talk about a union between the colonies. Even through it failed it started talk of key issues for unity to occur.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    First tax on colonies by England. Tax on all printed paper the money was to be used to paid for the colony defense. Colonies were anger by this for the precedence it set of not letting colonists have a say. Begining of American opposition to England.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Angery mob gain up against a sentry where additional British soldiers join him. Eventually ending with shots fired into the mob killing 5 men. The Massacre was populized by artisans and politicians to increase anti-british feelings.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Sons of Liberty were angery about the tax on tea so they threw it overboard. This was a major defiance to English power leading to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    An attempt to force Boston to paid damage that occur in the Boston Tea Party and stricter laws on government and dues. This anger Americans eventually leading to war.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    It was formed in response to the closing of Boston Port. Delegates from 12 of the colonies came to resolved the issue as a united voice.
  • American Revolution begins

    American Revolution begins
    Revolution starts in Lexington, Mass. Orginally not fought for independce but developed into a fight of independence.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Establish Continental Army and Commander in Chief. Will create Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Broke Continental connections from England permanently. Set up basic American ideals and principles.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Set up first US Constitution and federal government. Under the Confederation it was establish principle on how states were formed.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Farmers rebel against government over debt from the revolution. Prove failure of Articles of Confederation begining talk of reform.
  • Constitution Convention

    Constitution Convention
    Wrote the US Constitution and discuss how to run the government properly. Begining of America government as we know it today.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Form orignally to make amendments to the Article of Confederation. Change into a Constitutional Convention.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    The compromise between the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan. Set up Congress like it is today.