Path to the Constitution

  • Mayflower Compact is signed.

    Mayflower Compact is signed.
    This was the first government document in the New World.
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    Path to the Constitution

  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Government prescribed for the Connecticut River Towns setting structure and powers.
  • New England Confederation Formed

    New England Confederation Formed
    United the Purtians against the Native Americans.
  • William Penn offers intercolonial plan.

    William Penn offers intercolonial plan.
    Intercolonial cooperation largely in trade, defense, and crimes.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    Seven colonies getting together to improve the relationship with the Indians and defense against French.
  • Seven Years' War Began

    Seven Years' War Began
    War between French & Indians versus the British for land.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Imposes a tax on all printed materials used in the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A small fight between redcoats and colonists in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Comittees of Correspondence

    Comittees of Correspondence
    Committee formed before the Revolution began.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Son of Liberty disguised as Indians board a ship to pump Tea into the harbor. Tea that the colonists did not want because of the tax on it.
  • Coercive Acts (Intolerable Act)

    Coercive Acts (Intolerable Act)
    Acts passed by the British including the Quebec Act, Massachusetts Goverenment Act, Boston Port Act, and Administrative of Justice Act. Acts known to the colonists as Intolerable.
  • First Meeting of the Continental Congress

    First Meeting of the Continental Congress
    The first of two meetings that was held to discuss issue in the colonies. The picture show Carpenter Hall where they held the first meeting.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The first battle of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Capturing of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capturing of Fort Ticonderoga
    Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Moutain Boys capture this fort in New York.
  • Lee Resolution

    Lee Resolution
    In Philadelphia, Richard Henry Lee urges the Congress to declare independence.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Enacts a resolution declacring independence.
  • Independence

    Approved the Declarartion of Indepence.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    This was the first governing document of the United States.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    An rebellion by farmers upset with unfair tax.
  • Annapolis Convention

    Annapolis Convention
    A failed convenntion to recreate the government.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    Meeting to make the new constitution.
  • Establishment of the Constitution

    Establishment of the Constitution
    The last meeting to ratify the Constitution.
  • First President

    First President
    George Washington was choosen by the people to be president of the United States.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Ratification of the Bill of Rights the first ten amendements.