History of Early American Government

  • Sep 10, 1297

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Laws the King has to obey , and limits his power.
  • Period: Sep 10, 1297 to

    Government Time-line

  • James Town Settled

    James Town Settled
    The place chosen in accordance with the orginal instructions to the colony. 350 spanish died.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    Set rules: laws for the new settlers to obey by , in there start in the new land.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Established divine rights to the subjects.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Act of declaring the rights and liberties of subjects and settings for the lords spiritual and temperal commands.
  • Albany Plan Of Union

    Albany Plan Of Union
    Waged the colonists to overcome their potential interests and form a strong union.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Law where certain documents were taxed. Considered unfair to many people.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired into a crowd of Boston civilians killing 5 men.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A mob dressed as a bunch of Native Americans , tired of being taxed , raided a ship and through its tea supply into the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    A convention of delegates from 12 British and North American colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Series of laws , sponsered by British prime minister lord North , repsonse to the Boston Tea party.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention of Delegates from the 13 colonies that met in Phiidelphia soon after warfare.
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    Woman took up mens jobs while the men were away , which was unique in this time, to help out the war effort.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Document that declares freedom and ideas on how America should be.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Armed uprising in Massachusetts , mainly Spring feild named after Shay.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Adressed problems in government , operated under the Article of Confederation and Independence from Great Britan.
  • Constitution Convection

    Constitution Convection
    For 4 months 55 delegates met , then framed the constitution in the same location the document was signed.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    Agreement between large and small states , also known as the Great compromise of 1787.