Major Events for Events American Government

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was a collection of 37 English laws. It demonstrated that the power of the King could be limited by a written grant.
  • Period: Sep 19, 1215 to

    Major events

  • Jamestown settled

    Jamestown settled
    The 1st permanent English settlement in the New World.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Was the 1st governing document of Plymouth colony. It was written by the colonists.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Was passed in May 1628. Parliament based the Petition of Right in response to a number of perceived violations of the law by Charles I. Petition of Right is major English constitiutinal document the sets out specific liberties of the subject that the King is prohibited.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Was a re-statement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right. The Bill Of Rights laid out certain basic rights for all English man.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Plan of proposed Uion of the several colonies of Massachusets by New Hampshire, Conneticut, Rhode Island, N Y , N J ,Penn. , Maryland, Virginia , North and South Carolina for their mutual defence and security & for extending.
  • American Revolution begins

    American Revolution begins
    Was the political up heaval during the last half of the 18th century in which 13 colonies joined together to break free from the British Empire.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    Was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British redcoats killed 5 civillain men. It was also called the Boston Riot.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After officials in Boston refused to return 3 shiploads of taxed tea to Britain. A group of colonist boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    This act triggerd outrage and resistance in the 13 colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    They met from September 5, 1774 - October 21 was a convention of delegates from 12 of the 13 North America colonies that met at Carpenters Hall in Philly. It was called in response to the passage of the Coerocire Acts.
  • Second Contintental Congress

    Second Contintental Congress
    Was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies that started meeting in Philadelphia.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    July 4 announced that the 13 American colonies were independent states after the war with Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    It was the 1st Constitution of the U.S. Was drafted by the continental congress in 1776-77 went into use in 1777 and was ratified by all 13 states in 1781.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    August 29 1786 - January 1787 was an armed uprising in central and western Massachuets.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    They met from May 14, 1787 to September17 to address problems in giverning the U.S.A.
  • Conneticut compromise

    Conneticut compromise
    An agreement between large and small states reached that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the U.S. constitution.
  • Constitution convection

    Constitution convection
    This is a meeting in Philadelphia where the constitution was written by the founding fathers.