• May 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    This document was forced upon the King of England, a group of people forced it on him so they could limit his powers over the people, they were known as feudal barons.
  • Petiton of Right

    Petiton of Right
    This document is a major English constitutional document that restricts the King from forcing martial law, non-Parliamentary taxation, forced billeting of soldiers, amd imprisonment without cause.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    It was a restatement in statuary form ofthe Declaration of Right presented by the Covention Parliamnet to William and Mary.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    This document was leading to the unification of the 13 colonies, it was proposed by Benjamin Franklin, a senior leader.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This imposed a direct tax from British Parliament on the colonies of British America, it required anything that had a stamp on it, it was going to be taxed.
  • Amercian Revolution Begins

    Amercian Revolution Begins
    The American Revolution was a political upheaval, 1765–1783, as the Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops fired into a crowd of people, killing 5 and wounding 6 others. The reason they were stationed there was because the troops were protecting the British officials from anymore that was opposing the laws the Britsh were inforcing.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest from the Sons of Liberty, so the British would not tax the Americans.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was the Patriot name for the punitive laws passed by the British Parliament, relating to Massachusetts after the Boston Tea Party.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    A document that made the 13 colonies independent from the British people, which they were at war at this time.
  • First Continental Congress

    This was the first convention of the 12 colonies (Georgia was not present), they met in Carpenter's hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They met because of the reaction to the Intolerable Act, imposed by the British Parliament.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This was the meeting of the 13 colonies right after the American Revolutinary War had begun.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, it was the first document for the 13 colonies, it showed that they were beooming there own country and it was there first constitution.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    This was an armed uprising that took place in Massachusetts, it was named after Daniel Shay.
  • Constitution Convention

    This was to determine when and where to frame the Constitution.
  • Connecticut Compromise

    This was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    This meeting was to talk about governing the United State of America which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following the freedom from Great Britain.