Constitution Timeline Alexis Aguirre Per- 3 Michael Segovia Period 3

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  • Declaration of Rights and Grievances

    Declaration of Rights and Grievances
    a document created and passed October 19, 1765 by the Stamp Act Congress, declaring that taxes imposed on British colonists without their formal consent were unconstitutional. This was especially directed at the Stamp Act, which required that documents, newspapers, and playing cards to be printed on special stamped and taxed paper.
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  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After a victory from the French in the Indian War in 1763 the British suffered costly. King the 3rd and their government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of regaining their money. Also looking for ways to reestablish control over the colonial states that began to become independent from the English government. The colonies refused to pay the levies required, they had no obligation to pay taxes imposed by a Parliament in which they had no representation.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    Two groups of people from all over the 13 Colonies who came together to discuss liberty. The First Continental Congress was a group of 56 delegates from 12 colonies (all except Georgia) who met in Philadelphia in September of 1774. They came together to act together in response to the Intolerable Acts. They met in secret because they didn't want Great Britain to know that they were united.
  • Revolutionary War Began

    Revolutionary War Began
    A war fought between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies, began on April 13, 1775, ended on September 3, 1783 with the signing of Treaty of Paris. This war was consequence of Great Britain government to impose unjust and oppressive rules on the people of American colonies to benefit rich and powerful people in the home country.American revolution led to the birth of a new nation - the United States of America.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    A convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • Constitutional Congress Opens

    Constitutional Congress Opens
    The Continental Congress passed the Declaration of Independence and other lasting measures, and it set important precedents for the government instituted under the Constitution in 1789. Some of the most important figures of early American history were members of the Continental Congress, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, and, Benjamin Franklin,
  • Declaration of Indepence

    Declaration of Indepence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies. regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural and legal rights, including a right of revolution.
  • Artical of Confederation

    Artical of Confederation
    Under the Articles each of the states retained their "sovereignty, freedom and independence." Instead of setting up executive and judicial branches of government, there was a committee of delegates composed of representatives from each state. These individuals comprised the Congress, a national legislature called for by the Articles.
  • Revolutionary War Ends

    Revolutionary War Ends
    In January of '81 they signed the preliminary peace treaty, with France and Spain, On April 14th, the Governor of New Jersey issued a Proclamation that ended formal hostilities.
  • Final Draft of the Constitution

    During Constitutional Convention states could not decide on many issues because some states were big some small, some had large population some small, some had slavery some didn't. That's why they had to compromise on those issues.