Early american gov

Early American Government

  • Aug 24, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Adopted in England, promising rights to England people. proclaiming basic rights and procedures.
  • Jamestown settled

    Jamestown settled
    Three ships containg 104 men and boys landed on Jamestown Island to begin a new colony.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    The first written laws of the new World that stated the authority within the settlement.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    A petition in which the King shuld honour a person's fundamental rights.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    One of the basic documents of the English constitional law.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    It proposed that humble application be made for an act of Parliment of Great Britain. It states only one general government may be formed in America.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The new tax was imposed on all American colonist and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The money was used to help pay the cost of defending and protecting the American frontier.
  • Boston Massacure

    Boston Massacure
    A group of Boston Townspeople harrased a group of British soliders, which lead to the soilders shooting and killing 5 townspeople.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was a direct attack against the british government by colonist in Boston after officials in Boston refused to return 3 shiploads of taxed tea to Britain. The colonist boarded the ship and destroyed the tea by throwing it all in the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Fire laws passed by the British Parliment in 1774. The acts outrages the 13 colonies, but were very important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Brought together representatvies rom each of the colonies, expect Georgia, to discuss thier response to the British "Intolerable Acts."
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    In which the 13 colonies in N. America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The delegates of the 13 colonies gathered in Philadelphia to discuss their next steps. They established the militia as the Continental Army to represent the 13 states.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Written by Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress. It stated the reason the British colonies of North America sought independence , which the main reasons wre for equality , liberty,and freedom.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    This was the first constitution of the US. It was created during the Revolutionay War, and it reflects the wariness by the states of a strong, central government.
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    Shays Rebellion

    Farmers petitioned the state sente to issue paper money and to halt forclosure of mortages on their property and their own imprisonment for debt as a result of high land taxes.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Also known as the Constitutional Convention, it took place to discuss issues in the US following independence from Great Britian. A new government was created where they elected George Washington to preside over the convention. As a result, the US constition was established.
  • Constitutional Convection

    Constitutional Convection
    For four monts, 55 delegates from several states went o form a Constitution for a federal republic that would last into "remote fururity."
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    The settlement of the dispute between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan.