• Jun 10, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    *Trial by Jury
    *Due process of law
    *Protection against the taking of life,liberty or property

    *First ment for wealthy then grew to cover all people
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    *Majority Rule
    *Unntied the pilgrims under the crown
    *Minority signed it
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    *no punishment but by lawful judgement by peers
    *no martial law in place during peace
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    • Restricted trade between England and the Colonies.
    • Upset merchants in the Colonies
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    • Fair trial *Freedon from exesive bail
    • No cruel and unusual punishment
  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    Proclamation Act of 1763
    *Refused land to settlers
    *Made a border between Colonies and other people
    *created tension between colonies and England
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    *Collect taxes on Molasses
    *Rose awarness and tension in Colonies
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    *Taxation without representation
    *Protests and Resistance in Colonies
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    *Act of Resistance to Stamp Act
    *Sut down trade between England and Colonies
  • Coersive Act

    Coersive Act
    *Triggered outrage and resistance
    *Direct response to the Boston Tea Party
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    • Represtentives sent to England *Petition to stop Coersive Act *Second Meeting called
  • 1st Shots in Lexington Bay

    1st Shots in Lexington Bay
    *Start of American Revolution
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    *Adopted the Constitution of The United States of America
    *War efforts started
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    *Signed During the War
    *Colonies free from England
    *Own independent State