• Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    This document was signed and we borrowed the right to trial, and gives us protection against having our life, liberty, and property away. Our constitution "borrowed" this from the Magna Carta.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    This document was signed on November 11, 1620 and it states settlement laws for the new people arriving in Massachusetts.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    This document was signed on the seventh of June and it limits the amount of power a ruler has.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    This act took away the ability to trade with the colonies, only the "parent" country so to speak. So with America, no one could trade with the thirteen colonies, just England and then England would ship our goods to us.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Parlement passed this document document to make it so that there would be no cruel and unsuaual punishment.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This proclamation was made to close off the expansion of the colonies. Britian made this so that they could keep better track of their colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This was an act used to limit the amount of imported sugar. Each time someone imported sugar or molasses, they had to pay a tax of six cents per every gallon of imported sugar/molasses.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 put tax on stamps and makes us pay extra for a stamp instead of no tax on stamps or anything.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was when a group of people dressed as Indians got onto a tea ship and dumped pounds and pounds of tea into the Boston harbor.
  • Coercive Act

    Coercive Act
    This act gave us the Boston Port, quartering, administrstion act of justice, and the Massachuttes acts.
  • First Contiental Congress

    First Contiental Congress
    This was where a group of people met from every colony, except Virginia, and they created the Declaration of Rights.
  • First Shots Fired at Lexington and Concord

    First Shots Fired at Lexington and Concord
    These were shot at Lexington and Concord, and these first shots started the revolution. This was an important event beacause if this hadn't have happened then America might still be under Englands rule since we never tried to become independent.
  • Second Contiental Congress

    Second Contiental Congress
    This congress contained the same people that were in the First Continental Congress. They met a second time to try and compromise again with Great Britian.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This was the document that America presented to England to basically say that we don't want to be part of their contry anymore and that we wanted to be our own country and live by our rules, and not King George's.