Origins of the Constitution

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Document that limited the power of the monarch
  • Jamestown Founded

    First American Colony
  • Period: to

    French Indian War

    French and Indians against Britich
  • KIng George The 3rd is King

  • Stamp act

    Tax stamps on all legal documents
  • Boston Massacre

    Killing of civilians in boston by british
  • Boston Tea Party

    Threw british tea into boston harbor
  • 1st continental congress

    Delagates from every colony (except) Georgia met in philadelphia
  • 2nd continental congress

    Delagates met
  • Revolutionary War Begins

    War begins
  • Decleration of Independence

    Proclaiming the existence of the new nation
  • Articles of Confederation

  • Revolutionary War ends

    War Ends
  • Ratification of Congress

    Congress is Ratifed
  • Constitutional Convention

    Called to revise the ailing articles of confederation
  • Shays Rebellion

    Armed uprising in massachusetts