• Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Established the principle that the power of the monarchy was not absolute.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    1st governing document of the Plymouth Colony.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    Limited King's powers
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    Goods could be shipped into territories off England
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Prevented armies from war during peace time.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    End of French and Indian war.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Stopped getting sugar from Britin.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    First direct British tax on American colonists. Made in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or the British seal, on it or it was no good.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Rebels through the tea imported from Britin into the Harbot.
  • Coercive act

    Coercive act
    The act tried to restore power and order into Massachusetts.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Convention of the 13 colonies of revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention of the 13 colonies of the revolutionary war.
  • First Shots Fired in Lexington

    First Shots Fired in Lexington
    First military engagements.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Proclaimed a new nation.