articles of confederation

  • Sep 21, 1215

    magna carta

    magna carta
    signed by enland's king john in 1215, the magna carta( great charter) was the first document to limit the power of england's monarhs. the magna carta established the principle that rulers are subject to law - a major step toward constitutional government.
  • Oct 13, 1435

    stamp act

    stamp act
  • Petition of right

    Petition of right
    most importantly it demanded that the king no longer imprison or otherwise punish any person but by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of land
  • english bill of rights

    english bill of rights
  • Albany Plan Of Union

    Albany Plan Of Union
    In 1754, the british board of trade called a meeting of seven of the northern colonies at albany and benjamin franklin offered what came to be known as the albany plan of union
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    five colonists are killed by the british at the boston massacre
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    a group of native americans three tea ship in boston harbor. they broke open the chests and dumped the ship's cargo into the sea to protest british control of the tea trade.
  • First continental congress

    First continental congress
    delegates from every colony except georgia met in philadelphia on september 5, 1774 many ablest man of the day were there: samuel adams and john adams of massachusetts; roger sherman of connecticut; stephen hopkins of rhode island; john dickinson and joseph galloway of pennsylvania; john jay and philip livingston of new york; george washinton, richard henry lee; and patrick henry of virginia ; john rutledge of south carolina.
  • intolerable acts

    intolerable acts
    Those powers in effect made him a dictator. The American colonists were very angered by these forceful acts. In response to these actions and laws, the colonist banded together to fight back. Several committees of colonists called for a convention of delegates from the colonies to organize resistance to the Intolerable Acts. The convention was later to be called the Continental Congress.
  • second contitnental congress

    second contitnental congress
    the second contitnental congress met in philadelphia on may 10, 1775. by then therevolution had began when the shot around the world was heard
  • declaration of indepedence

    declaration of indepedence
  • articles of confederation

    the articles of comfederation were approved on november 15,1777, and were in effect march 1, 1781, when they were finally ratified by all 13 states, until march 4, 1789. they established a weak central government, which led to conflicts among the states. demand soon grew for a stronger central government, leading to the creation of the united states constitution
  • connecticut comromise

    connecticut comromise