Government P. 4 Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Influenced the development of several modern legal and constitutional polocies.
  • Jamestown Settled

    Jamestown Settled
    It was the first permanent settlement of the Pilgrims. It was abandoned in 1699, ruined in an uprising against Virginian governor.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    An agreement that the settlers would live in a civil society. It remained their fundamental law of their colony until late 1700s, when they merged with Massechusettes.
  • Petition of Right

    A document that contained several fundamental principles that the King could not infringe.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Later was the grounds for the American Bill of Rights. It held limited control of the Royal family.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Plan for unifying colonies. Treaty was created between settlers and Iroquois.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    At first was going to be introduced in 1765. It required documents and paper to be stamped.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The clash between British and Americans that pushed Americans closer to revolution. Five people murdered by British.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Breaking point of America's intolerance of British rule. Colonists dressed as Indians and stowed away on ships, dumping tea into the ocean.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Originally the Coercive Acts; designed to punish the Massechusettes colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Brought all representatives from colonies, except Georgia, to discuss the "Intolerable Acts" forced upon them by the British
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This second meeting was formed to assemble a way to fend off British arms for good.
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    It began in 1775-83. War between Great Britian and the thirteen colonies began, the colonies trying to fight for the independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Made in second Constitutional Congress. Asserted freedom and independence for the 13 colonies.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First constitution of the U.S. Established a national legislature and congress.
  • Philadelpha Convention/Constitution Convention

    Philadelpha Convention/Constitution Convention
    Plan formed five years prior. Stated that all come together to form a plan of unity among the states.
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    Leader was Daniel Shays. It was a rebellion against forclosure of property.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    Established two Houses: House of Representatives and the Senate. The former was represented based on population, while the ladder was run by an equal number of reps.