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Roots of America

  • Feb 3, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    *King John was forced to sign
    *Equal treatment under the law
    *rights to landholders
    *Trial by one's peers
    *limit power of monarch
  • Jamestown Colony

    Jamestown Colony
    *Jamestown colony was settled on May 14, 1607.
    *They settled on the bankes of the James River.
    *Jamestown was the first perament English colony in the new world.
  • House of Burgess

    House of Burgess
    *There first meeting was on July 30, 1619
    *They were the first legislature in the English colonys and there first order was to set a minimum price for sales of tobacco
    *There was twinety- two memebers
    *Members included the governor and six important memebers of the colony and the other fifteen were elected by the coloy.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    *The compact was signed by 41 people.
    *It was written for the fair and equal rights of the colony.
  • Plymouth Colony

    Plymouth Colony
    *Puritans settled in Plymounth and they wasnted to purife the English church.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    *was from 1639 to 1662
    *Basic law of Connecticut
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    *The Glorious Revolution was from 1688 to 1689.
    *During this time Parliament overthrough King James II.
    *William of orange and Mary took over but Parliament had then sign the English Bill of Rights.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    *The English Bill of Rights was passed on December 16, 1689 and was signed by William of orange and Mary, who took over after Parliament overthrough King James II.
    *The English Bill of Rights included
    -Right to petition

    -Monarch can not susped Parliament laws
    -Cannot create special courts
    -cannot impose taxes or raise an army without Parliament consint
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    *Fom Feb. 1692 to May 1693
    *County court trial to prosiqut people accsed of witch craft
    *19 women killed because they were accused of witchcraft.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    • The sons of liberty dressed up as indians and dumped cargo of tea into the Boston Harbor *Sammul Adems and John Handcoke was a Son of liberty
  • Committes of the Correspondence

    Committes of the Correspondence
    *Formed throughout the colonies as a means if coordinating action against Great Britian
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    *was from 1730 to 1760
    *movement rooted in spirital growth which brought a national identity to colonies.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    *B. Franklin proposed the union
    *attempt to combine the coloines
  • Proclamation line of 1763

    • Closed off fronter for colony expantion. *colony land doubled
  • Pontiac's rebellion

    • a war between colonies and a lose of confedriation of native american triles.
  • French and Indain War

    French and Indain War
    *The French and Indain War was from 1756 to 1763.
    *It was fought between Great Britian and the French.
    *It is also known as the Seven Year War.
  • Sugar/ Revenue Act

    Sugar/ Revenue Act
    *It was an Indirect tax
    *Sammul Adems spoke out against the act
  • Virginia Resolves

    *Series of resolution pasted by Virginia general assymbly
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    *The stamp act was a direct act imposed by Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America.
    *Reguired that many printed on stamped paper produced by london carring a embassed rveriue stamp.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    *To raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of the governors and judges so they would be independent of colonial rule.
    *Six Acts
    -Revenue Act -Indemnity Act
    -commissioner or Customs Act -Vice Adminalty court Act
    -New York Restraining Act
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    *British Armys killed fivei civialian men.
    *Troops been there to support the crown and to appoint colonial officals who were attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary Legislation
  • Gaspee Incident

    Gaspee Incident
    The Gaspee incident was the burning of the British cuttership called the Gaspee.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    *The Tea Act was passed by Parliment.
    *The Tea Act was passed to increase the deposit on Bohea tea that was to be sold to the India Comopanys that asent tea to the colonys.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    *The colony of Massachuestts were aginst the British government
    *The tes party was a key event in the growth of the revolution.
    *About two hundred me, disguised as Indians, marched two-by-two and dumped cargos of tes into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    *These acts were a reaction to the Boston Tea Party
    *Parliament aimed to bring the coloniest back into submisson of the King.
  • Edenton Tea Party

    *Protest of 57 women in responce through the tea act
    *Women signed an agreement saying they were "determend to give memorable proof of their patriotism"
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    *From September 5 to October 26, 1774.
    *Met at Carprnter's Hall, Philadelphia.
    *Colonies sent delegstes who were chosen by the people or by legislatures.
  • Mechlenburg Resolve

    *List of statments introduced in Mecklenburg colony
  • Halifax Resolve

    *Signed by the Fourth Provincial Congress
    *they met at Hslifax county, NC
    *Was the first colony that authorized its delegates to vote for independence
  • Second Continenal Congress

    Second Continenal Congress
    *Met after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
    *65 delegtes met at State house in Philadelphia and decided to completely break away from Great Britian.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    *The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and was adopted by the contientail congress.
    *It was signed by 56 men.
    *It is a symbol of Liberty.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    *The Articles of Confederation provided congress with representation based on population.
    *It gave the nations government all the power not designated to the state.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    *The treaty of Paris was signed on september 3, 1783
    *The treaty ended the American Revolution adn it recognized the U.S. as an independent state
    *It was signed by John Adems, B. Franklin and John Jay.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    *Raise money throught the sale of land
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    *From 1786 to 1787
    *Farmers suffered from high dept
    *Farmers who could not pay was put in prison
    *Daniel Shay organized reblles they called Shaysites
  • Federalist/ Anti- Federalist papers

    *Written and published 1787 and 1788
    *written in New York State newspapers to persuade New York vorers to ratify to proposed the Constitution *Arguments against ratifivation
  • Land Ordinance of 1787

    *Northwest ordinance
    *Acts of congress of confedertation
  • Contitutionsl Convention

    *during the convention the delegants rewrote the Articles of Confederation
    *Rhode Island refused and they oppoesed to strong central government
    -Native Americans
    -African Americans
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    *Protest of a tax in the U.S during the predinci of Gorge Washington.
  • Mercantilism

    *It was the European theory of trade from the 1500's to the 1800's.
    *Nations should export more than is imported.