chapter 2 timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to

    chapter 2

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The magna Carta was the first document forced on to King John the King of England. It attempted to limit his powers by laws that he was not allowed to change and to protect their privileges.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    The Petition of RIght English is constitutional document that sets laws to prohibit the king from infringing them. It is most notable for the confirmation of the principles about taxes; they can be levied only by Parliament.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was a re-statement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right. ideas about rights ca,e from John Locke and they quickly became popular in England.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    It was a committee that was formed to consider the different plans. They ended up settleing with Franklin's plan—making only small modifications.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was called the Boston Riot by the English. It was started when British redcoats killed five civilian men.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party took direct action by colonists in Boston. It started after officials in Boston did not want to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain which caused the tea being thrown in the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the North American colonies that met in September of 1774. They met briefly to consider options, such as: a boycott of British trade and publishing a list of rights.
  • Second Contintntal Congress

    The Second Contintntal Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that all met in May of 1775. The second Congress helped the colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence. This lead to adopting the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence stated that the thirteen American colonies were at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and this also said that they were no longer a part of the British Empire. Since the document is so important congress has issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms.
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation was basically the first written constitution or plan of government of the United States of America. It specified how the national government was to operate.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts. It started becaus eof financial difficulties in January.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    The New Jersey Plan is also known as the Small State or Paterson Plan. It was made in response to the Virginia Plan's call for two houses of Congress, while both elected with apportionment according to population or direct taxes paid.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Also known as the Constitutional Convention. It was intended only to revise the Articles of Confederation, but instead they started talking about making a new government rather than fixing the old one.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan was drafted by James Madison. It was also notable for its role in setting the overall agenda for debate in the convention.