Events Leading to The Decloration of Indepdendence

  • Jun 15, 1225

    Draft of Magna Carta

    It was sighned the barons of Medievial England and King John. The Magna Carta was one of the most important documents sighned of Medieval England. It was to stop a king from abusing too much power. It would also deal with the people with feudal law.
  • Petion of Right

    Petition of Right is a major English constitutional document that states specific liberties of the king that is prohibited from infringing. Passed on 7 June 1628, the Petition contains restrictions on non-Parliamentary taxation, forced billeting of soldiers, imprisonment without cause, and restricts the use of martial law. It stated also that a king could not hav too much power or abuse it. It gave the people a right to give their own opinion on things. It no taxes may be levied without consent
  • Bill of Rights

    It was an act of the Parliament for England that was passed on December 16 1689. It set out the parliament of freedom of speech and start the petition of monarch. It reestablished the liberty of Protestants to have arms for their defence. It was the start of the 1st 10 amendments. It staed freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly.It also used the magna carta for its bill of rights.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act mobilized opposition to delivery and distribution of the tea. The Britsh stared taxes for America that was too exspensive. There for it started the the boston tea party. America didn't want to pay taxes for tea but they had no choice since they were under the british law. It was under the Parliament of British that started everything. The purpose of taxes was to support the troops in the seven years of war.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was on of the most shocking fights during that period. It was between the british and civillians. The British Army killed five men and injured six. 8 soliders 1 officer and4 civillians were charged with murder. They were all charged with manslaughter and were inprisioned. This event started the American Revolution.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its purpose was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company. In its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive. A related objective was to undercut the price of tea smuggled into Britain's North American colonies. It gave them the right to ship directly to North America. The North Americans were harrassed evrytime there was shipping. They had no choice since they were
  • 1st Continental Congress

    All 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, Pen. to discuss the tresponses to increased british oppression. All of the colonies sent delegates except Georgia that they voted for. They wanted to show authority to Great Britain but were not informal. All of the delegates elected were elected for president of the convention. They said that they would meet up again later next year. They proudly elected Grand Council.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    This happened after the battle of Lexington and Concord. The following delegates Goeorge Washington, Patrick John Henry, Sam Adams, JohnAdams, Benjamin Frankline met for the 2nd Continental Congress.There was mixed feelings about what should be done. The people wanted to avoid an all out war with England. This 2nd Continental Congress managed the war effort and a step closer to freedom. The congress acted as the de facto national govt. that became the United States.
  • Common Sense

    Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. He was talking to people about fighting against unfair and unjust ways og King Goeorge 3. There was no other way to protect their right but to declare independence.
  • Sighning of the Declaration of Independence

    On Aug. 2nd delegates began to sign it. Jefferson drafted te writting in June 11 and 28. Then Adams and Fraklin made some changes an then brought it up to congres on July 2nd. On Aug. 2nd John Handcock sighed his bold signature. It was the most important day in American history. It is also known as Independence Day on the fourth of July.
  • Townshend Duties

    These laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Colonial reaction to these taxes was the same as to the Sugar Act and Stamp Act, and Britain eventually repealed all the taxes except the one on tea.