constitution timeline

  • declaration of rights and grievances is passed

    declaration of rights and grievances is passed
    The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was made by the First Continental Congress in October 14, 1774. They decided that it is best to let the then King of England, King George III, to hear out the simple Colonists that are much affected by the laws passed, and approve the Declaration to make life easier for the colonies in America. The Declaration was made in response to what is known by the British as Coercive Acts, and what is known by the Colonists as the Intolerable Acts.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was organized and carried out by a group of Patriots led by Samuel Adams known as the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty were made up of males from all walks of colonial society, and among its membership were artisans, craftsmen, business owners, tradesmen, apprentices, and common laborers who organized to defend their rights, and to protest and undermine British rule.The Beaver, Dartmouth, and Eleanor were moored at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston. It is at this location where
  • first continental congress meet

    first continental congress meet
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve British North American 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 (also known as Intolerable Acts by the Colonial Americans) by the British Parliament. The Intolerable Acts had punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party.
  • revolutionary war begins

    revolutionary war begins
    The American Revolutionary War of 1775 to 1783 was also known as the American War of Independence. It had begun as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and former 13 united British colonies under the North American continent. However, this war had ended in a global war between several European great powers.
  • 2nd continental congress meet

    2nd continental congress meet
    On May 10, 1775, the members of the Second Continental Congress met at the State House in Philadelphia. People like Hancock from Massachusetts, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, and Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania all went to the meeting.The Second Continental Congress meeting started with the battle of Lexington and Concord fresh in their memories. The New England militia were still encamped outside of Boston trying to drive the British out of Boston.
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    So began the journey of the thirteen former British Colonies toward a lasting union of Independent Sovereign States.Fifty-six men, on the authority of the good people of the colonies, signed the Declaration of Independence, mutually pledging to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
  • articles of confederations is signed

    articles of confederations is signed
    The Articles were written during the early part of the American Revolution by a committee of the Second Continental Congress.The small states wanted equal representation with the large states in Congress, and the large states were afraid they would have to pay an excessive amount of money to support the federal government. In addition, the states disagreed over control of the western territories.n attempting to limit the power of the central government, the Second Continental Congress created on
  • revolutionary war ends

    revolutionary war ends
    The British were surrounded by the Americans on land, and by the French in the ocean.The war was officially over when the ratification documents were exchanged in Paris on May 12, 1784.The American Revolution was fought from 1775 to 1783.
  • constitutional congress opens

    constitutional congress opens
    The year was 1787. The place: the State House in Philadelphia, the same location where the Declaration of Independence had been signed 11 years earlier. For four months, 55 delegates from the several states met to frame a Constitution for a federal republic that would last into "remote futurity." This is the story of the delegates to that convention and the framing of the federal Constitution.
  • final draft of the constitution is signed

    final draft of the constitution is signed
    The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitutional Convention convened in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. After four months of secret debate and many compromises, the proposed Constitution was submitted to the states for approval. Although the vote was close in some states, the Constitution was eventually ratified