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Early American Goverment

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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    An English Charter, that required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties and that his will was based on his own thoughts and prefrences.
  • Jamestown Settled

    Jamestown Settled
    The Jamestown Settlement Colony was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America. Named for King James I of England, Jamestown was founded in the Colony of Virginia.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    The Mayflower Compact was drawn up with fair and equal laws, for the general good of the settlement and with the will of the majority. The Mayflower’s passengers knew that the New World’s earlier settlers failed due to a lack of government.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Document that sets out certain liberties that the king is prohibited from breaking.The Petition is most notable for its confirmation of the principles that taxes can be levied only by Parliament.
  • Albany plan of union

    Albany plan of union
    A meeting of delegates from seven american colonies. Ben Franklin proposed a plan for unifying the colonies
  • Stamp Acr

    Stamp Acr
    A direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London and carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Event that led to the death of five colonists, at the hands of the British soliders. Eventually led to the Revolutionary war.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Raid on three british ships, where colonists dressed as indians and dumped over 400 crates of tea into the harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen American Colonies, at the beggining of the American Revolutuion. The Congress met briefly to consider options, including an economic boycott
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of five laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States, and were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
  • American Revolution begins

    American Revolution begins
    Was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The first constitution of the United States of America. Specified how the national goverment would operate.
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    Announced that the 13 colonies that were at war with Great Britian, were now free states. and no longer under british rule.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    The rebellion is named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution who led the rebels. Most of Shays' compatriots were poor farmers angered by crushing debt and taxes.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Meeting to address problems in governing the United States, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    Was an agreement between large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.
  • Constitution convention

    Constitution convention
    To address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known. Introduced by James Madison at the first continental congress.