Road to the Constitution

Timeline created by NovA Yura
  • Jan 1, 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta, or the Great Charter, was signed by John of England. This was the first document to make an attempt to limit the power of John of England. He was forced to proclaim to certain liberities and to accept that his will is not arbitrary
  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    Mayflower Video This compact was made in order to show the colonist's own liberty and no religious predujuice.
  • Petition of Rights

    More About it hereThis Document was signed by Charles I, this granted the people of the country
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was signed by William and Mary in 1689, This bill gave many basic rights to Englishmen, This included no taxation, freedom of speech, and many other rights.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This is actually is a war between the French, Indians vs the British. Major players were people such as Louis-Joseph de, Jeffery Amerst, and Montcalm. Britan ultimately won the conflict, gaining the Treaty of Paris from the French.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    This plan was requested by Benjamin Franklin. It simply stated that all of the colonies should unite into one. While the plan was considered, it never went through.
  • King George Takes the Power

    King George Takes the Power
    King George, after the French and Indian War, had sent more Redcoats to the Colonies, and taxed them
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was imposed by the British. This act had taxed all printed goods, like cards, newspapers, paper, stamps, and calanders. Colonists had not wanted to his tax, and thus they had boycotted all British Goods
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    An event where angry colonists had thrown stones and snowballs at British Soldiers. The soldier had not known what to do about the situation and had resorted to opening firing on the colonists, killing five and wounding six.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party, or "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston" was a political protest made by the Sons of Liberty political group. This was made to protest against the Tea Act.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were a series of acts placed on the American Colonies as punishment for the protests and the Boston Tea Party. This closed the Boston Port, the Massachusetts capital was moved to Salem, and Marblehead was made the custom port of entry
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Major personalities involved were: John and Samuel Adams, John Jay, and Patrick Henry. They argued for a independent gorvernment from the British. This meeting took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    The 2nd Continental Congress took place in Philiadelphia, Pennslyvania. This meeting brought about ideas such as; The Declaration of Independence and later called themselves "Congress of the Confederation". Some members were: ohn Aadams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This battle is the start of the American Revolution, this begins the fight of freedom for the colonies. Generals involved were the American John Parker and the British Francis Smith. Before the battle, a man named Paul Revere rode on his horse going through the county saying "THE BRITISH ARE COMING" in order to warn the colonies that battle will begin
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
  • Article of Confederation

    Article of Confederation
    George Washington was the first President to be under this article
  • Start of Constitutional Convention