It was signed o june 15 1215 by king john of england. The magna carta was a document that limited the power of the king and allowed the formation of a powerful parliment.
Period: Jun 15, 1215 to
Mayflower compact signed
The document attempted to temporarily put in place a government that kept everyone in the colony and working until a real document was made up in england giving them the right to self govern.
Formation of the new england confederation
New England Confederation was established with the thought of being a firme and perpetual league of friendship and the governnment was to be composed of a directorate of eight commissioners two from every colony.
Albany plan of union announced.
Under the plan each colonial legislature would be able to elect delegates to a American continental assembly presided over by a royal governor.
articles of confederation signed
The purpose of the document was to create a limited national government.
treaty of Paris
This document ended the revolutionary war between The US and great britian
was when the soliders that fought didnt get there lifeetime of half pay for there pention and instead they got 5 full years pay.
Spain closes the mississippi
Spain closed the mississippi with intention of getting the farmers of the southwest to go north andbecause Spain had always had it eyes on the southwest and the US at that time couldnt do anything about it.
Land ordinance of 1785
the main goal of the ordinance was to raise money by the sale of land in the largely unmapped territory west of the states acquired in theTreaty of Paris after the end of the Revolutionary War.
ordinance of religious freedom
in addittion to the land ordinance there was a religous ordinance is which people got religous freedom to practice what they wanted
It was caused by several factors being financial difficulties because of a post-war economic depression, a credit squeeze caused by a lack of hard currency, and harsh government policies instituted in 1785 to solve the state's debt problems
meeting was between five states the title of the meeting was a Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government.They were long dissatisfied with the Articles of Confederation, Alexander Hamilton of New York played a major role. He drafted the resolution for the constitutional convention and in doing it brought his longtime desire to have a more powerful and more financially independent federal government one step closer to reality.
Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution doing it by a unanimous vote.
Constitutional convention opens
The purpose of this was to discuss the governing of the United states. It was originaly planned to just revise the articles and ended up just creating a new government and the document the constitution.
Northwest ordinance of 1787
The main effect of the ordinance was the creation of the northwest Territory as the first organized territory in the United States that was out of the region south of the Great Lakes, north and west of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River.
constituion sent for ratification
after the constitution was created it was sent to all the states to be confirmed and be put in to effect. It wasnt put into effect until March 4 1798
federalists papers appear
The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
new hampshire ratifies
With its confirmation of the constituion it was the ninth state to do so and with its vote the constitution was officially ratified and was put into affect.
anti-federalist articles appear
The articles contain warnings about tyranny and that the weaknesses in the proposed Constitution did not provide against it.While some of those weaknesses were transformed by adoption of the Bill of Rights but others still remained and also some of these dangers are now coming up.
Mass was a crucel state because so states had already choosen to ratify and mass was a crucel state to the becoming of the constitution. When john hancock spoke it really turned the decision to yes ratify the constitution.
congress meets for first time
They meet for the first time at wall street.It was the first body to convene after the ratification of the constitution.
Bill of rights sent to states for ratifying
with virginia saying yes and becoming the 10th of 14 states to say yes the bill of rights became a part of the constitution.
bill of rights ratified
virginia became tenth state out of 14 to say yes meaning they became part of the constituition.
great compromise agreed to
was an agreement between large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. That defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the Constitution. It took the bicameral legislature as proposed by James Madison and the proportional representation in the lower house but also required the upper house to be weighted equally between the states.
george washington elected president
He led the continental army and went to the convention and was later elected president by 69 electors. He served two terms and saw a strong well financed government under his time.eleced to because of his leadership in the revolutionary war.