Chapter 2 Timeline

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carter

    Magna Carter
    The magna carter was the first document forced onto a king of england by a group of his subjects in attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges. The Magna Carter was established in 1215 but later edited
  • Boston Tea Party

    First know as the "destruction of tea in boston act". John adams and the sons of liberty boarded ships and destoried the tea that the king had put a tax on.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston" 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. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident rema
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    a convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts by the British Parliament.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United States of America.
  • 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.Its draftingwas by the Continental Congress that began in mid-1776, and an approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787. The plan was created in response to the Virginia Plan, which called for two houses of Congress, both elected with apportionment according to population
  • Virgina Plan

    Virgina Plan
    A proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch. The plan was drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 The Virginia Plan was notable for its role in setting the overall agenda for debate in the convention and, in particular, for setting forth the idea of population-weighted representation in the proposed national legislature.
  • Shay's rebellion

    Shay's rebellion
    an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. The rebellion was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and one of the rebel leaders.
  • English BIll of Rights

    English BIll of Rights
    The cover name for the first ten amendments of the Constitution of America. Established 8/21/1789 but offically adopted in 1971. Out of the ten amendments only two remain in law.