Road to the Constitution Timeline

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    -King John
    -Runnymede near Windsor England
    -Signing this took awaysome of his power and gave his subjects basic rights
  • Mayflower compact

    Mayflower compact
    The purpose was to ensure that the settlers who came off the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock would establish a fair government ruled by majority.
  • petition of Right

  • English Bill of Rights

    -Convention Parliaent and William and Mary
    no royal interference with the law. Though the sovereign remains the fount of justice, he or she cannot unilaterally establish new courts or act as a judge.
    no taxation by Royal Prerogative. The agreement of the parliament became necessary for the implementation of any new taxes
    freedom to petition the monarch without fear of retribution
    no standing army may be maintained during a time of peace without the consent of parliament.[7]
    no royal interferenc
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    -Suggested by Benjamin Franklin
    -Never happened
    -Join, or Die cartoon
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    -Sons of Liberty
    -Bristish responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American revolution
  • Intolerable Acts

    -Series of laws set by Britsh Parliment relating to Massachusetts after the Boston tea party.
    -The acts took away the Massachusetts self-Government and historic rights.
    -oston port act, Massachusetts government act, Administration of justice act, Quartering act.
  • Lexinton and Concord

  • Second Continental Congress

    -Philadelphi, PA
    - The Congress was to take charge of the war effort. June 4, 1775 Congress voted to create the ContinentalArmy out of melitia members around Boston. and quickly appointed Congressman George Washington.
    -George Washington, benjamin franklin, Samual Adams
  • Declaration of Independance

  • Articles of Confederation

    -George Washington
    -Created November 15, 1777
    Ratified March 1, 1781
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
  • start of the constitutional convention