Goverment timeline

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The great charter of english liberty granted by King John at Runnymede. A document that serves as a guarantee of basic rights
  • jamestown settled

    jamestown settled
    13 years before the pilgrims arrived, a group of 104 English men settled on the banks of Virginia's James river. Earned the distinction of being Americas first permanent english colony.
  • 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 of the adult male members on the Mayflower signed the Compact. Being the first written laws for the new land, the Compact determined authority within the settlement.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    This is a statement of the objectives of the 1628 English legal reform movement that led to the Civil War and deposing of Charles I in 1649. It expresses many of the ideals that later led to the American Revolution
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English bill of rights was written as a reaction to the Glorious revoloution of 1688. it became one of the cornerstones of the unwritten english constitution.
  • The Albany plan of Union

    The Albany plan of Union
    Ben Franklin and Thomas Hutchinson drafted a proposal for the colonial unity in the face of coming war with France. It was a plan called for the creation of a president-general to lead the colonies through the war.
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    a tax on all types of paper used in the American colonies. proposed by George Grenville.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    was a reaction to the british troops stationed in Boston to enforce the heavy tax burden of the townshend acts. 3 were killed instantly, 2 were mortally wounded, and 6 others were harmed but recovered.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    it was a steping stone to the revolutionary war. it was a reaction to the townshend act, from taxes on glass, led, and tea.
  • intolderable acts

    intolderable acts
    includes: The Boston Port act, the administration of justice act, the massachusetts goverment act, the quartering act, and the Quebec Act..
  • First continental Congress

    First continental Congress
    a meeting among delegates from all the colonies except Georgia to establish a parliament like council in the colonies. The congress agreed to meet the following year if there greivences were not attended to by England
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    the day of the battle of Lexington where "the shot heard around the world" was fired. 8 americans were killed, 10 were wounded. and only one british soldier was injured
  • second contienental congress

    second contienental congress
    reaction to the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord in April 1775. They also met because they were denied there greivences from the first continental congress
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    drafted by Thomas Jefferson. This is where we declared our independence from England.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    The first constitution of the United States, it failed miserably because it didnt unify all of the states with a strong central goverment. The articles didnt allow congress to collect taxes, regulate interstate commerce, and enforce laws
  • Philladelphia convention

    Philladelphia convention
    reaction to build a better constituion because the articles of confederation failed. this is where the constituion that is used today was drafted.
  • Constitution convention

    Constitution convention
    was called to create a better constitution than the articles of confederation. Constitution that was drafted is still infect today
  • Conneticut compromise

    Conneticut compromise
    it created the house of representatives and the senate. it was drafted by Roger Sherman and is also known as the great compromise
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    caused from farm foreclosures in Western Massachusetts. lasted from 1786-1787.