Origins of Constitution

  • Jamestown founded

    Americas first permanent english colony in virginia
  • French Indian War

    French defeated and power broken
  • King George lll is King

    George lll came to the throne
  • stamp Act

    required the use of tax stamps on all legal documents
  • Boston Massacre

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

    men disguised as native americans boarded three ships and bumped cargo into sea protest controll of tea
  • 1st Continental Congress

    time to punish the colonists for the troubles in boston
  • Revolutionary War begins

    the "shot heard round the world" had been fired
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    becaome by force of circumstance the nations first national government
  • Declaration of Independence

    proclaiming the existence of the new nation
  • Articles of Confederation

    established a firm league of friendship among the states
  • Revolutionary Wat ends

    Americas victory was confirmed by the signing of the treaty of paris
  • Shay's Rebellion

    led armed uprising that forced several state judges to close their courts
  • Ratification of constitution

  • Constitutional Convention

    bodies of fundamental laws setting out the principles