Early Events Leading to American Documents

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta Is Drafted

    The Magna Carta Was Passed On June 15th,1215. The Magna Carta was signed in June 1215.between Medieval England and King John. "Magna Carta" is Latin and means "Great Charter". The Magna Carta was one of the most important documents of Medieval England.
  • Petition Of Rights Is Drafted

    The Petition Of Rights Was Passed On June 7th,1628.It Was intiated by Sir Edward Coke in 1628 and includes 4 principles. It stopped taxes from being levied, no one could be imprisoned without cause, soldiers couldn't be housed with citizens, and martial law couldn't be used in peace time.
  • English Bill Of Rights is Drafted

    The English Bill Of Rights Was Passed On December 16th, 1689.English Bill of Rights was a British Law.passed by the Parliament of Great Britain 1689 that declared the rights and liberties of people.and settling the succession in William III and Mary II After the Glorious Revolution of 1688.when James II was deposed.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act Was Passed On March 22nd, 1765. It Was One of the acts Britain set on the Americans because.they needed money to repay the debts they owed after the French-Indian War. The Stamp Act was the first act where the colonists were directly taxed, and this infuriated the Americans of course. The Stamp Act basically said that all documents, papers, etc. of the sort must have a stamp on it to be legal.
  • Townshend Duties

    Townshed Duties Was Formed On July 2nd, 1767. The Townshend Acts were a string of laws that passed at the onset of 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain that relates to the British colonies of North America. The act was named after the Chancellor of Exchequer Charles Townshend who drafted the proposal. The Townshend Acts involved five laws namely the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the New York Restraining Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, and t Vice Admiralty Court Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre Took Place On March 5th Between British Troops and a Crowd In Boston. After The Colonist Were Provokikng The British Soldier By Throwing Snow/Ice Balls. The British Then Fired The Mob And Killed 5 men.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act Was Passed On May 10th, 1773. It Was An Act that gave a monopoly on tea sales to the East India Company. In other words, American colonists could buy no tea unless it came from that company. Because the East Indian Company wasn't doing so well, and the British wanted to give it some more business. The Tea Act lowered the price on this East India tea so much that it was way below tea from other suppliers.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress Was Established On September 5th, 1774 and was disbanned sometime around may 10th, 1775
    The First Continental Congress Met At Carpenters Hall, There Was 56 Members In The Congress, They Had 2 Two Primary accomplishments First Was To compact among the colonies to boycott British goods Second Was To provide for a Second Continental Congress to meet on May 10, 1775.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress Was Formed On May 10th 1775.The main acompleshment of the second continental congress was to Draft The U.S Decloration of Independence. The Second Continental Congress Took place in the seven years war between britain and france, and reached a boiling point in 1774 after the british tea party.
  • Common Sense was Published (Thomas Payne)

    Common Sence Was Published in 1776. Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government. and the royal monarchy The language that Paine used spoke to the people of America. and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
  • Decloration of Independence Was Signed

    The Decloration Of Independance was Formed On July 4th 1776 On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies declared their independence from England by signing the Declaration of
    Independence. Although by this time the fighting against the British had already begun, the signing led to the formal
    birth of a new nation, the United States of America.