Constitutional timeline

Timeline created by gages10212
  • Sugar act

    The Sugar Act was passed by the British Parliament. The British added taxes to molasses, and sugar so they would have more money.
  • beginning of revolutionary war

    On this day first shots were heard from Lexington Massachusetts between the British and the colonists.
  • independence day

    America Gained independance
  • Articles of Confederation Created

    The Articles of Confederation were created because the people were worried they would have little or no power with a government far away, like their British rule. In response to these worries, leaders made the Articles of Confederation, that gave each state a decent amount of independence and a backbone as well
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion was an outbreak from Massachusetts' farmers due to the farmers loosing their land because of debt. Armed mobs began closing in courts in western colonies, and soon Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays became the leader. The state officials dispersed the rebels in Springfield on January 25, 1787.
  • Constitutional Convention

    On this date, twelve delagates from each state except Rhode Island gathered in Philadelphia. In Independence Hall May 25, they all decided that the states would use the Connecticut Compromise that called for a bicameral legislature or Congress . One of the two houses of Congress would be elected according to the states' relative populations. The other house would give equal voice to each state no matter what its size. Most delegates agreed with this idea.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    The Constitution was signed by 33 of its original 55 delegates. Several had left the signing because they doubted the documents ability to rule the nation. The document was not final, as it had to be approved by the 13 states' governments. The Constitution itself said that 9 of the 13 states would have to approve the document before it really could become effective.