• Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    English charter that required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties and accept that he was not arbitrary.
  • Jamestown Settled

    Jamestown Settled
    First permanent english settlement in the United States.
    It was founded by the london company.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    The Mayflower Compact is a written agreement composed by a consensus of the new Settlers arriving at New Plymouth in November of 1620. All 41 adult male members signed the compact. It was devised to set up a government from within themselves and was written by those to be governed.
  • Petition of right

    Petition of right
    The Petition of Right is a major English constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing. It was produced by english parliament.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    This bill of rights gave freedom from royal interference with the law. It also had other freedoms including, freedom to elect members of parliament without interference from the sovereign.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    An early attempt of forming a union under the colonies.
    The plan was promptly rejected.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Was a direct tax imposed by the British parliament on the colonies. On February 21, a resolution to repeal the Stamp Act was introduced and passed by a vote of 276-168. The King agreed to the repeal on March 17, 1766
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770.
    Three civilians were killed at the scene of the shooting, eleven were injured, and two died after the incident
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea Party was a resistance movement against the tea act. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of five laws passed by the British parliament in 1774.
    Four of the acts were in direct response to the boston tea party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies. The Congress met briefly to consider options, including an economic boycott of British trade
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    The Thirteen Colonies of North American joined together to break free from the british empire.
    The British responded by sending combat troops to re-impose direct rule
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    he United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states. The declaration was primarily written by Thomas Jefferson
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    was the first constitution of the United States of America and specified how the national government was to operate. The Second Continental Congress appointed a committee to draft the Articles in June 1776 and sent the draft to the states for ratification in November 1777.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts. Seeking debt relief through the issuance of paper currency and lower taxes, they attempted to prevent the courts from seizing property from indebted farmers by forcing the closure of courts in western Massachusetts. The participants in Shays' Rebellion believed they were acting in the spirit of the Revolution and modeled their tactics after the crowd activities of the 1760s and 1770s, using "liberty poles" and "liberty
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation. The result of the Convention was the United States Constitution.
  • Conneticut Compromise

    Conneticut Compromise
    Was an agreement between large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
    It proposed a bicameral legislature, resulting in the current United States Senate and House of Representatives.