Constitution Timeline

  • Decleration of Rights and grievances is passed

    The Decleration of Rights and grievances was created and passed by the Stamp Act Congress, declaring that taxes imposed on British colonist without there formal consent were unconstitutional. It drafted a decleration to the king and parliament, outlining the position of the congress.
  • Boston Tea Party

    American protests led to Parliament's repeal of the Townshend duties, except for the duty on tea retained by the British as a matter of principle. Then in 1773, Parliament passes the Tea Act, which gave the English East India Company a chance to avert bankruptcy by granting a monopoly on the importation of tea into the colonies.
  • 2nd Continental Congress meets

    September 5, 1774 and October 26, 1774
    The second continental congress was a convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies that started in Philadelphia.The second congress managed the colonial war effort and moved towards independence adopting the United States Decleration of Independence.
  • First Continental Congress meets

    It was called in respnses to the passage of the Coecive Acts by the British Parliament. The Congress meet briefly to consider options, including an economic boycott of British Trade, rights and grievances, and peitioning King George for redess of those grievances. It was elected by the people, by the colonial legislatures or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies.
  • Revelutionary War Begins

    The war began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 Colonies in North America. It also began becouse of the heavy taxes that the British Parliament places on the Anericans. The colonist in the U.S. were not allowed to have a representative in the British Government. The American Colonist Congress placed limitations on the British government's control on the country and the need of the American Colonists to achieve Independence.
  • Decleration of Independence is signed

    It was announced that the 13 colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselfs as independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire. The Decleration of Independence Consisted of two parts, a Preamble and a Bill of Particulars. There as been many debate on whether it was signed om July 4, 1776.
  • Articles of Confederation is signed

    The Articles of Confederation was signed by the 13 founding states that legally established the United States as a confederation of soverign states and served as its constitution.It was checked on November 15, 1777. The congress set to work on a ducument that would provide llegal framework for that union and which would be inforceable as the law of the new land.
  • Revolutionary War ends

    it was ended only when the Treaty of Paris was signed by the British in Paris in 1783
  • Final Draft of the Constitution is signed

    The document would not become binding untill it was ratified by 9 of the 13 States. The final text of the constitution was signed by the delegates in Philadelphia. The other four states who refuse to signe becouse of their objections to the final draft.
  • Constitutional Congress opens

    Was to address problems in governing the United States, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation. It was to create a new government rather than fixing the existing one. Two ground rules where to be kept which were that all deleberations were to be kept a secret and no issue was to be regarded as closed and could be revised for debate at any time.