Feb 3, 1215
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 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*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*The compact was signed by 41 people.
*It was written for the fair and equal rights of the colony.
Plymouth Colony*Puritans settled in Plymounth and they wasnted to purife the English church.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut*was from 1639 to 1662
*Basic law of Connecticut
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*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*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
- 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*Formed throughout the colonies as a means if coordinating action against Great Britian
First Great Awakening*was from 1730 to 1760
*movement rooted in spirital growth which brought a national identity to colonies.
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
- a war between colonies and a lose of confedriation of native american triles.
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*It was an Indirect tax
*Sammul Adems spoke out against the act
Virginia Resolves*Series of resolution pasted by Virginia general assymbly
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*To raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of the governors and judges so they would be independent of colonial rule.
-Revenue Act -Indemnity Act
-commissioner or Customs Act -Vice Adminalty court Act
-New York Restraining Act
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 IncidentThe Gaspee incident was the burning of the British cuttership called the Gaspee.
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*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*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*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*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*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*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*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*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
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.