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  • Feb 1, 1215

    Magna carta

    Magna carta
    The charter first passed into law in 1225. Originally in Latin
  • petition of right

    petition of right
    The Petition of Right is a major English constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing.
  • english bill of rights

    english bill of rights
    Whereas the late King James the Second, by the assistance of divers evil counsellors, judges, and ministers employed by him, did endeavour to subvert and extirpate the protestant religion, and the laws and liberties of this kingdom.
  • albany plan of union

    albany plan of union
    In the early 1750s, rivalry between England and France over who would control the North American continent led inexorably to what is known as the French and Indian Wars. This conflict lasted from 1756 to 1763, and left England the dominant power in the area that now comprises the eastern United States and Canada.
  • boston massacre

    boston massacre
    The Boston Massacre, called The Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men. British troops had been stationed in Boston, capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve British North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
  • second continental congress

    second continental congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    T. Jefferson wote it. Declared our independence from england.
  • articles of confederation

    articles of confederation
    The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.[
  • new jersey plan

    new jersey plan
    The New Jersey Plan (also widely known as the Small State or Paterson Plan) was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government proposed by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.[
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shay's Rebellion was an uprising that took place in central Massachusetts. After five people in the Springfield Armory were killed by the Shaysite's, they began to realize that the American Revolution was beginning to get out of hand.
  • Philadelphia Covention

    Philadelphia Covention
    By 1786, Americans recognized that the Articles of Confederation, the foundation document for the new United States adopted in 1777, had to be substantially modified.
  • virginia plan

    virginia plan
    The Virginia Plan (also known as the Randolph Plan, after its sponsor, or the Large-State Plan) was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the growth of the American Revolution. Happend in Boston