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Events for the Constitution

By mike1
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was signed by KIng John in the year 1215. King John was forced to sign this document and it reduced the power he weilded has king of England. The Magna Carta opened the door to a parliament being set up in England. This made it much easier for America to break free from England's grip, and because os this the Magna Carta was extremely important to the establishment of America.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflowe Compact was signed on the ship, The Mayflower, in the year 1620. The Mayflower Compact was a document that told of the principles that the new colony's government would be based off of. The Mayflower Compact was importnant because it was the first step towards the writing of the constitution. It made America one step closer to becoming its own country.
  • New England Confederation

    New England Confederation
    The early four puritan colonies came together to discuss topics such as boundaries, religous dispuetes and trade. Although extremely early in the process of creating America, the New England Confederation was in no way unimportant.
  • Albany Plan of Union Announced

    Albany Plan of Union Announced
    Tensions were high between France and England, and the Albany Plan of Union was announced. It was signed in Albany New York.
  • Articles of Confederation Signed

    Articles of Confederation Signed
    The Articles of Confederation was extremely importnant because it was a first draft to the Constitution. Without it, the Constitution would have been a failure just like the articles of confederation was. America learned from thier mistakes and strived off of them.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation were important because it was somewhat of a rough draft for the Constitution. Without the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution would have had some of the same mistakes made in the Articles. America learned from their mistakes and therefore improved the government.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Treaty of Paris Signed
    The Treaty of Paris, when signed, ended the American Revoultion. This, as you might assume, was extremely important. This treaty ended the mass amounts of bloodshed that was endured during this war. It also make America officaily its own country. Now seperate of homeland England, America was free to do as it pleased.
  • Spain closes Missisippi River

    Spain closed off the Missisippi River to America, which at the time, was a huge inconvienance. American farmers were very dependand of the Missisippi River because trade and trasportation was cheaper and easier on the river than it was on land. This was one of America's first major foreign threat after the revolution.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    This Land Ordinance was extremely important because it grew America. With this new land, America was shaping up into a much larger contyender in the world scheme. In order for a country to be dominant in trade and economy, a large land mass is important.
  • Ordinance of Religious Freedom

    Ordinance of Religious Freedom
    Written by Thomas Jefferson, this played a huge role in the birth of the nation. America was built on the idea of freedom and this was important. It made the natipon closer to its goal of freedom and equality.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was when a group of farmers, fed up with high debt, rebelled against the state. This was so alarming to newly born America because it opened its eyes to the problems of the Articles of Confederation. Realizing these problems led to the creation of the Constitution
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    12 delegates from 5 states met in Annapolis. They met to break the barriers of trade and commerce between the larger states in America. They were largely independant and they met to make them less so.
  • Constitutional Convention Opens

    Constitutional Convention Opens
    The Constitutional Convention was extremely important because os the flaws that the Articles of Confederation had. The Articles of Confederation could not support the country because it was not strong enough. A new document was needed and thr Constitutional Convention was needed to begin making the government.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    This was when delegates from several states came to together with a goal. They came to talk about how to govern America. It was a fresh government and it needed to be decided how it was to be governed. They wanted to achieve a government that would be successful for years to come.
  • Northwest Ordiance of 1787

    Northwest Ordiance  of 1787
    This is when America was officaily expanded to a respectable size for trade. America was finally growing to close to the size of a dominant country. With this new size they could take advantage of resources and trade.
  • Great Compromise Agreed to

    Great Compromise Agreed to
    The Great Compromise was when two delegates from Conneticut came together and drafted the idea of a split Congress. It would be slpit into the House of Representatives and the Senate. This system has worked throughtout America's history and still works today.
  • Anti-Federalists Articles Appear

    Anti-Federalists Articles Appear
    These articles supported states not ratifing the Constitution. This put the value able document int risk of being denied. These articles also brough upon the need for the Bill of Rights.
  • Federalists Paper Appear

    Federalists Paper Appear
    The federalists papers were important to America because they promoted the ratification of the Constitution. It was important to have it ratified because it was a good way to govern the people. It made the Constitution being raatification.
  • Delaware Ratifies

    Delaware Ratifies
    On this date in history, Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution. This was a huge step for America because it was it firat way to putting the constitution into effect.
  • Massachusetts ratifies Constitution

    Massachusetts ratifies Constitution
    Massachusetts ratified the Constitution and this was very important to America and the Constitution. Massachusetts was a bigger state and because they would influence smaller states to also ratify the Constitution.
  • New Hampshire Ratified

    New Hampshire Ratified
    New Hampshire topped off the States and made the Constitution ratified. They made the country of America finally have a set in place government system. This allowed America to finally grow as a country.
  • Constitution sent to the States for Ratification

    Constitution sent to the States for Ratification
    The Constitution was sent to the states to be ratified. It was necassary for the states to ratify the Constitution in order for it to be put into action. The Constituion was very important and it needed to be used, so the ratification process was key.
  • George Washignton elected President

    George Washignton elected President
    George Washington elected president was an enormous step for America because it established the the Constitution would be put into place. George Washington set the bar for president very high and sent America in the right direction.
  • Congress meets for the 1st time

    Congress meets for the 1st time
    The Congress' firat meeting, although it may seem unimportnant, was a key moment for the United States. It showed that the Constitution and what it stood for wuld actually work properly. It was very reassuring for the states.
  • Bill of Rights sent to the states for ratification

    Bill of Rights sent to the states for ratification
    The bill of rights being ratified was importnant because it made the anti-federalists much more satisfied. It would end much of the fued between the two views if ratified.
  • Bill of Rights Ratified

    Bill of Rights Ratified
    Having the Bill of Rights ratified was the final closing point of America being born. It made everyone, both the federalists and the anti-federalists, all were happy, for the most part. This settled America as a new government.