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Early US Government

By d.will
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Limited King John of England's power.
  • Jamestown Settled

    Jamestown Settled
    The first successful English settlement in North America.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    Established laws for the settlers at New Plymouth.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Document prepared by parliament that distinguished unalienable rights of the subjects
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Restated the Declaration of Right in statutory form
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    A plan by Benjamin Franklin to unite the 13 colonies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Taxed all legal documents, some business agreements and nespapers
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired on a crowd in Boston killing five.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of men boarded three tea ships and dumped the tea into Boston Harbor.
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    Fighting began amoung colonists and the British.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    New laws that prompted a meeting of the colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from all 13 colonies.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Plan of government adopted by the Continental Congress.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    announced that the 13 colonies were no longer part of the British empire
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    An armed uprising led by Daniel Shay
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    addressed problems in governing the US
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    Agreement that congress should be composed of a senate and a house