Building the American Govt.

  • Sep 23, 1215

    Magna Carta

    set up the judicial branch
  • Mayflower Compact

    determined authority within the settlement
  • Petition of Rights

    limited kings power over the people
  • Navigation Act

    band other countries from trading with the us colonies
  • English Bill of Rights

    gave people their human rights
  • Proclamation of 1763

    white people can not own indian land
  • Sugar Act

    colonial merchants were required to pay a tax or six pence per gallon of sugar
  • Stamp Act

    taxed newspapers and legal documents
  • Bosten Tea Party

    showed britain that we didnt want to be taxed on tea and to lower the tax
  • First Continental Party

    colonies got together and formed a congress
  • Coercive Acts

    to punish hot heads in Mass.
  • Second Continental Congress

    britain reacted to declaration of rights with stricter and repressive measure
  • First Shots at Levington/ Concord

    started the revolutionary war
  • The Declaration of Independence

    gave th us their freedom