Orgins of the Constitution

  • Jan 28, 1215

    Magna Carta

    the first document to limit the power of England's monarchs.
  • Jamestown founded

    The first colony Virginia was founded with the first permanent English settlement
  • French and Indian War

    The colonist considered themselves British subjects loyal to the crown
  • King George III

    Came to power. The king of Britian
  • Stamp Act

    Use of stamps on all legal documents on certain business aggrements and on newspaper.
  • Boston Massacre

    British troops in Boston fired on a jeering crowd killing five.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boycott for tea and stuff.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    British government continued to reduse to compromise
  • 1st Continental Congress

    Parliament passed yet another set of laws to punish the colonist
  • Revolutionary War Begins

    Battle of Lexington and concord began the war.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The cause of a new nation
  • Articles of Confederation

    A firm league of friendship among the states first constitution.
  • Revolutionary War Ends

    America's victory was confirmed by the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783
  • Shay's Rebellion

    in western Massachusetts in a series of incidents
  • Constitutional Convention

    State leaders trying to build a new government
  • Ratification of constitution

    formal approval eleven states agreed to the document within a year