Events Leading to Constitution

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Ancient Greece

    The government served as a model for the US,It had a direct democracy.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Ancient Rome

    This government served this a model to the US . It has a representative democracy.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    This treaty was an agreement between Englis Lords and the King. It limited the power of the king.
  • Mayflower Compact

    British Settlers were granted land in America. They had to agree to follow rules and regulations of the king.
  • Thomas Hobbes

    He wrote Leviathan. He believed that government must control the natural appetites of men .
  • English Bill of Rights

    This gave the English people some rights that the king cannot take away. It was a model for the US Bill of Rights .
  • John Locke

    He wrote Two Treatises on Government. He thought represive gonvernment was the onbly good government and the government should serve the people.
  • Jean- Jacques Rousseau

    He wrote The Social Contract . He thoutght all men were created equal and government is legitimate only when it has the consent of the governed
  • Baron De Montesquieu

    He purposed the separation of powers . This influence check and balances in The US government
  • Voltair e

    He wrote Treatise on tolerance. He believed in freedom of speech and that men become equal through their virtue.
  • Cesare Beccaria

    He thought punishment should vbe based on the severity of the crime. He thought individuals should recieved a speedy trial.
  • First Continental Congress

    Delegates met in Carpenter's Hall Philadelphia from september 5 to October 26 , 1774
  • Second Continental Congress

    Was a convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies that started meeting in summer in 1775 , in Philadelphia , Pensylvania
  • Declaration of Independence

    This declared the colonists independent of Great Britain. It created a new US.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Constitution provided an early government for the US.
    It was too weak and could not enforce laws .
  • Treaty of Paris

    This treaty ended the Revolutionary War. The US was recognized as a free an independent nation.
  • Shay's Rebelliojn

    Farmers rebelled beacause they thought it was unfair for them to pay for word debt .This was a factor in creating a new conbstitution .
  • Philadelphia Convention

    This constitutional convention created the constitution of the United States. Delegates agreed on a series of compromises to create a sound , strong government.