13 colonies

Capter 2 List of Events

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    This document had a great influence in writing the Articles of Confederation. It established that the power of the monarchy was not absolute and guaranteed trial by jury and due process of law to the nobility.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    This bill was passed in December of 1689 and re-stated the statutory form of the Declaration of Right. This act declared the rights and liberties of the subject and settling the succession of the crown.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists in Boston, Massachusetts supported a boycott of English goods. British troops opened fire, killing 5 people. This event led to a revolution against the British.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Patriots protested the taxes on English goods by dumping chests of British tea into the sea. They were protesting the British control of tea trade.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    5 Patriots prepare a proclamation of independence . They sign on July 4th. They became free from Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Adopted by Continental Congress after the American Revolution. This established "a firm league of friendship" among the states, but allowed few important powers to the central government.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Daniel Shay raises an army and protests over-taxation. This rebellion eventually lowered Massachusetts taxes.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    This took place to address problems with the governing of the United States. The U.S. had been operating under the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution was written at this convention.