Road to the constitution

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna carta

    Magna carta
    king john signed it in runneymead, england. it gave the citizens the right to habeus corpus (rights against unlawful imprisonment).
  • mayflower compact

    mayflower compact
    the mayflower compact promised to write a constitution,establish freedom of religion, establish a new king, and to proclaim alleigance to the king.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    English parliment created a petition of rights and sent it to King Charles i as a statement of civil liberties. In this the people gained a few rights. Rights such as: No taxation without the consent of parliment, Heabus Corpus, Soldiers may not house in civiian homes, snd martial law cannot be used at times of peace.The Petition was signed by King Charles the first
  • English bill of rights

    English bill of rights
    knig william the third and queen mary the second were the ones who signed it. the bill of rights limited the independent power of royalty.
  • Albany plan of union

    Albany plan of union
    Benjamin franklin suggested the albany plan of the union that was put into efect but is belived to have failed. the title of the political cartoon associated with this topic was titled "join or die"
  • the french and indian war

    the french and indian war
    the main powers in the french and indian war were the british french and american indians. some of the major battles were the battle of quebec,montreal,louisburg, and lake geogre are a few. ulitmately the british won this seven year conflict. however the war was expensive and so at the end of the war the britsh began increasing the taxes on the colonist which upset most of them.
  • king george the third takes power

    king george the third takes power
    king george changed the relationship between the british and the colonists by increasing taxes on the colonists, therefore injuring the relationship between the british and the colonists
  • The Boston massacre

    The Boston massacre
    <a href='' >The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed.the massacre started three colonist immediately died and two more were mortally wounded which counts to a total of five deaths due to the massacre. the main act that was being enforced that led up to this massacre was the townshend act.
  • the boston massacre video

    the boston massacre video
  • The boston tea party

    The boston tea party
    the political party that came up with the idea for the boston tea party was the libertarian party. this plan was to have colonists dress as native americans and raid british ships, which led to throwing all of the tea on all of the ships overboard. the british responded with intolerable acts of 1774
  • First continental congress

    First continental congress
    The first continental congress took place at Carpenters hall in Philedelphia Pa. All thirteen colonies attended except for Georgia. The congress created greievances that the king and parliment must follow.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a British respsonse to the Boston Tea Party. With this act the British closed all Boston ports, and restricted colonist from having government/ commities/ town meetings. The British were also able to house their tropps in anyones home without their permission. With this, the tropps would bunk in the houses for multiple nights and do as they wished.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord were military battle that began the Revolutionary war. It began with a randon shot that the British were not sure of what happened and began firing on the Colonist. After this the colonist began a different style of warfair and would hide behind cover and fire instead of the traditional war techniques. At this time Paul revere became famous for warning the colonist that "The British are coming!" Major leaders in this battle were: Colonel Smith and Barret.
  • Lexington and Concord video

  • Second Continetal Congress

    Second Continetal Congress
    The Second Continental Congress came together in Pa. state house in Philidelphia and formed the first Continental Army, it also apointed George Washington as the commander. From this congress came the idea to send an ambasador to France. Also the Declaration of Independence was drafted here.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act of 1775 was imposed by the British on the American colonist. This act taxed many paper item such as; legal documents, licenses, commercial contracts, newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards. Colonist were agrivated by this act and resorted to violent mobs.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The colonist decalred independence from Brittain on July 4th 1776.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation created a loose confederation of soverign states with a week central government. With this the first president to be appointed would be John Hanson.
  • Start of the Constitutional Convention

    Start of the Constitutional Convention
    The American Colonist recognized that the articles of confederation need to be change, therfore the Consitutional convention was pulled together in Philedelphia.