Origins of the Constitution

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    established that the power of the monarchy was not absolute and guaranteed trial by jury and due process of law to the nobility
  • Jamestown

    The first Colony
  • French Indian War

  • King George III

  • French indian war Ends

  • Stamp Act

  • Boston Massacre

  • Boston Tea Party

  • 1st Continental congress

  • Revolutionary war Begins

  • 2nd Continental Congress

  • Declaration of independence

  • Articals of Confederation

  • Revolutionary war Ends

  • Shays Rebellion

  • Constitutional Convention

  • Ratification of Constitution