Historic Events

By Macye16
  • Period: Feb 11, 1215 to


  • Feb 12, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Magna Carta is an English charter, originally issued in the year 1215, and reissued later in the 13th century. It was a royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    This is a statement of the objectives of the 1628 English legal reform movement that led to the Civil War and deposing of Charles I in 1649. It expresses many of the ideals that later led to the American Revolution.
  • English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights is an act of Parliament of England, whose title is an act declaring the rights of and liberties of the succession of the crown. It was passed in 1689 which limited the power of the morach.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan was proposed by Benjamin Franklin at the Albany Congress in 1754 in Albany, New York. It was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government. Although never carried out, it was the first important plan to concieve of the colonies as a collective whole united under one government.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    It was a clash between British troops and townspeople in Boston in 1770 befoer the Revolutionary War, The British shot into a crowd killing five. The legal aftermath of which helped spark the the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in thw American Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A violent act in 1773 by American colonists before the American Revolution. They raided three British ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped all of their tea into the water.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    It was a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774.
  • Second Continental Congress

    It was a convention of delegates from the Thriteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, this document summarized Thomas Locke's ideas of individual liberty, and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The origional constitution of the United States, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US constitution in 1789. It was the first 11 years of our existance.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts (mainly Springfield) from 1786 to 1787. The rebellion is named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution who led the rebels.
  • Philadelphia (Constitutional) Convention

    Philadelphia (Constitutional) Convention
    This was a meeting held by delegates of the 13 states, which led to an idea for a new form of government.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    The New Jersey delegates to the Constitutional Convention, led by William Paterson (1745–1806) proposed an alternative to the Virginia Plan on June 15, 1787. The New Jersey Plan was designed to protect the security and power of the small states by limiting each state to one vote in Congress, as under the Articles of Confederation. Its acceptance would have doomed plans for a strong national government and minimally altered the Articles of Confederation.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan was a proposal by Virginia delegates. It was drafted by James Madison.