Chapter 2

  • english bill of rights

    english bill of rights
    is an Act of the Parliament of England passed on 16 December 1689. It was a restatement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament to William and Mary.
  • boston massacre

    boston massacre
    known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, a city in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies
  • first continental congress

    first continental congress
    was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met. at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution
  • second continental congress

    second continental congress
    was a convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies that started meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun
  • articles of confederation

    articles of confederation
    formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution
  • philadelphia convention

    philadelphia convention
    to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
  • virginina plan

    virginina plan
    . The Virginia Plan was notable for its role in setting the overall agenda for debate in the convention.