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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Protection against the arbitary taking life, liberty, or property.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Singed by 4 passengers on the boat. concerned that some members might leave to form their own colonies.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    Compelled to make or yield any gift, loan , benevolence, tak or such like charge.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    A series of laws restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England & its colonies.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Prohibited a standing army in peacetime, execp with the concent of Parliament.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Attemp to prevent colonial tentions with native americans by establishing the western boundries of the 13 colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Passed by the British parliament in 1764. Placed a tax of 3 cents on sugar that was bought by the american colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    stamps on mail
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of men, disquised as native Americans boardered 3 tea ships in Boston harbor & dumped the cargo into the sea to protest British conrol of the tea trade.
  • Coercive Act

    Coercive Act
    Closed the port of Boston until the citizen paid for the destroyed tea.
  • The 1st Continental Congress

    The 1st Continental Congress
    Denounced in America as the Intolerable Acts, prompted widespread calls for a meeting of all of the colonies.
  • First shots fired at Lexington & Concord

    First shots fired at Lexington & Concord
    shot heard around the world
  • The 2nd Continental Congress

    The 2nd Continental Congress
    The event started a battle weeks later after the congress discussion. "The shot hear 'round the world." had been fired.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    Independance of the United States of America.