Chapter 2 Timeline

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  • Period: Sep 7, 1200 to

    Chapter 2 Timeline

  • Sep 7, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    One of the most important historical events of the Medieval era is the Magna Carta. It was made to reduce the power of King John, not to be an everlasting law document.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Initiated by Sir Edward Coke. It was based off of earlier documents and operated under these principles: no subject may be imprisoned without cause shown (reaffirmation of the right of habeas corpus); no soldiers may be quartered upon the citizenry; martial law may not be used in time of peace.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    John Locke was a major contributor to the English Bill of Rights, passed in a Parliamentary Act of 1689.The Act described the abuses of power of King James II that led to his departure, and defined the agreement between Parliament and William of Orange if he was to be king.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    In the early 1750s, rivalry between England and France over who would control the North American continent led inexorably to what is known as the French and Indian Wars. After the plan was unveiled, the Crown did not push it since British officials realized that, if adopted, the plan could create a very powerful entity that His Majesty's Government might not be able to control.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British Parliament passed taxing laws and outraged the colonists. A small group argued by throwing snowballs on soldiers and the soldiers eventually shot and killed four of them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists raged by throwing 342 crates of tea off of British ships to fight against tax on tea.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress brought together representatives from each of the colonies, except Georgia, to discuss their response to the British "Intolerable Acts."
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from the 13 colonies. They managed war effort, moved towards independence, and eventually adopted the Declaration of Independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Statement adopted by continental congress that stated the 13 colonies independent and not apart of the British Empire.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Written during Revolutionary War to unify the 13 colonies. Once ratified by all the states it came into effect but resulted in a weak government.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Made to revise the Articles of Confederation. Ended up creating a new government instead of revising the Articles of Confederation.
  • Virignia Plan

    Virignia Plan
    Proposed a legislative branch of two branches, (Bicameral Legislature)
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    Plan that was unsuccessfully proposed but called for a single legislative house with equal representation for each state.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    An armed uprising of farmers in Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays. Petitioned state to issue paper money and halt foreclosures of martagages on their property.