The History of America

  • Jun 5, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John.
  • Jamestown settled

    Jamestown settled
    The first permanent English settlement in the United States of America, founded by the London Company.
  • Mayflower Compact written

    Mayflower Compact written
    The first governing document of Plymouth Colony, written by the colonists.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Set out specific liberties that the king was prohibited from infringing.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    An act of the Parliament of England, whose title is An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    An early attempt at forming a union of the colonies under one government during the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A direct tax imposed by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Sparked rebellion in some British American colonies, culminating into the American Revolution.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Five laws passed by the British Parliament relating to Britain's colonies in North America.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Citizens of Boston raided three British ships in the Boston Harbor dumping hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor in protest of taxes.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Convention in Philadelphia of 12 of the 13 colonies to respond to the Intolerable Acts.
  • American Revolution begins

    American Revolution begins
    The political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Discusses Independence and urged the colonial assemblies to establish independent governments.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The first constitution of the United States of America that specified how the national government was to operate
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    An armed uprising of farmers against taxes in central and western Massachusetts that was lead by Daniel Shay.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Addressed problems in governing the united States.
  • Constitution Convention

    Constitution Convention
    Addressed problems in governing the United States of America.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    An agreement between large and small states reached that defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.