Colonial Time Line

Timeline created by katrell
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Its a document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges.
    It was a document written to attempt to stop the king from abusing his power
  • Jamestown Settled

    Jamestown Settled
    England hoped to find valuable things like gold and silver and increase power.
    This was the first English settlement in america.
  • Mayflower Compact Written

    Mayflower Compact Written
    The first document to establish self-government.
    They wanted "just and equal Laws . . . for the general good of the Colony."
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    It was written by Parliament as an objection to an overreach of authority by King Charles I.Refusal by Parliament to finance the king's unpopular foreign policy had caused his government to exact forced loans and to quarter troops in subjects' houses as an economy measure.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    This bill limited the powers of the king and queen.
    It enhances the democratic election and bolsters freedom of speech.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    A plan to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies.
    The need was justified because of the necessity for defense against the threats and consequences posed by the infamous French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Direct tax on the British colonies in America. They needed to use paper that was made in London.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A bunch of tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor. They dressed up like Indians.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This pushed forward the american revolution. It was the first meeting consisting 12 colonies out of 13.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    This was laws passed because of the Boston tea party. It was made to punish those who were involved in the Boston tea party.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies in America. This united in the American Revolutionary War.
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    It began when the first shot was fired at the battle of Lexington and concord.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It was an official act taken by all 13 American colonies in declaring independence from British rule.
    This was used later on in different documents as a reference.
  • Article of Confederation

    Article of Confederation
    The first constitution of the united states. The document was not fully ratified by the states until March 1,1781.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Protests by farmers in western Massachusetts against the debt and tax collection practices of the state's government. The farmers had been plagued by excessive property taxes leading to farm foreclosures or even imprisonment.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. It was to amend the Articles of Confederation. It had, by that time, become clear that the Articles of Confederation were not a good enough constitution for the new nation.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    Connecticut Compromise
    The Connecticut Compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.