Foundations of the Colonies Timeline

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Signed by the feudal barons and King John, the Magna Carta was made up of the promises between the king and his subjects. The king said that he would govern England and it's people according to the feudal law. It was used to stop the king from abusing his power.
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was created as an attempt to make a temporary , self-government that was legally binding until they could get formal consent from the Council of New England.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 forbade the settlers from settling past a certain place in the Appalachian Mountains. The purpose was to organize Great Britain's North American empire in order to stabilize their relations with the Native North Americans through trade, settlement, and land purchases.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    In 1764 the Sugar Act was put into action. There was a tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. The taxes were raised without the consent of the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This was the first direct tax from the British to the colonists. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other legal or public document had to have a stamp or the British seal on it. The Stamp would, of course, cost money.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    British soldiers are allowed to find quarters, or shelter, and board in the colonies. The colonists had to give up any possessions of theirs to the soldiers because of the act.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Parliament stated that its taxing authority was the same in the colonies as it was in Great Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    It was a street fight against a mob of patriots and a squad of British soldiers. The soldiers carried guns and the mob threw sticks, stones, and snowballs at the soldiers. Five of the colonists were killed.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The purpose of the Tea Act was to help the British East India Company survive. The act taxed people for tea.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence established the United States as a nation. The declaration was approved by the Continental Congress.