roots of American democracy

  • Jun 15, 1215

    magna carta.

    magna carta.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions. The later versions excluded the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority that had been present in the 1215 charter.
    -Magna Carta was the first document forced onto an English King by a group of his subjects
    -The charter was an important part of the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in the English speaking world
  • jamestown colony

    jamestown colony
    the Virginia Company explorers landed on Jamestown Island to establish the Virginia English colony on the banks of the James River, 60 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay http://www.preservationvirginia.org/rediscovery/page.php?page_id=6
  • house of burgess

    house of burgess
    The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Burgesses
  • plymouth colony

    plymouth colony
    was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 to 1691. The first settlement of the Plymouth Colony was at New Plymouth, a location previously surveyed and named by Captain John Smith.
  • Mayflower comp act

    Mayflower comp act
    -john carver
    -william blackford
    -edward winston
    -issac allertion
  • fundamental orders of connecticut

    fundamental orders of connecticut
  • culpepers rebellion

    culpepers rebellion
    (1677) A demonstration of local antagonism to the syndicate of proprietors who administered the new colony of North Carolina\ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O48-CulpepersRebellion.html
  • Glorious revolution

    Glorious revolution
    -french catholic
    -finacial revolution
    he had his first drop of blood from falling down a stairs.
  • English bill of rights

    English bill of rights
    -laws and liberties of kingdom
    -election of member of parliment aught to be free
  • salem witch trials

    salem witch trials
    The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings before county court trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft in the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex in colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_witch_trials
  • committess of correspondence

    committess of correspondence
    he Committees of Correspondence were shadow governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies on the eve of the American Revolution
  • french and indian war

    french and indian war
    The French and Indian War (1754–63) was a conflict between France and Great Britain that resulted in Britain taking over all French lands in North America http://www.enotes.com/topics/french-indian-war
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/proc63.htm -the end of the indian and french
    -removed serval ominous barriers.
  • suger revenue act

    suger revenue act
    was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain
    -also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Act
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    It was passed by the british parliments, the new tax was imposed on all american colonist. it requierd them to pay a tax on every piece of paper they used. http://thebritishbigbrothers.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/stamp_act_24821_lg.gif
  • Townsend Act

    Townsend Act
    The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule http://www.mrnussbaum.com/history/images/townshend2.jpg
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men. British troops had been stationed in Boston, capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    -response to boston tea party
    -serious of flaws
  • edenton tea party

    edenton tea party
    The Edenton Tea Party was a political protest in Edenton, North Carolina, in response to the Tea Act, which was passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Inspired by the Boston Tea Party
  • tea act

    tea act
    -revolutinary movement
    -no new taxes
    -led to the boston tea party
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    -memorial marrent
    -king george the third
    -colonies refused to pay taxes.
  • first continetal congress

    colonists in the Americas become increasingly convinced that they needed to take more aggressive steps in order to protect themselves, and their liberty.
  • second contnental congress

    second contnental congress
    was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Continental_Congress
  • mecklenburg resolves

    mecklenburg resolves
    That all officers, both civil and military, in the country, be entitled to exercise the same powers . http://www.hartslog.org/declar/1775.htm
  • halifax resolves

    halifax resolves
    The Halifax Resolves, so-named because the North Carolina Provincial Congress met in the town of Halifax, were part of a movement in the colonies in which advocates of separation from Great Britain sought to mobilize public support for a declaration of independence.
  • United States Declaration of Independence

    United States Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams put forth a resolution earlier in the year which made a formal declaration inevitable
    - basic laws.
  • articles of confederation

    articles of confederation
    an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Confederation
  • treaty of paris

    treaty of paris
    ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on the one hand and the United States of America and its allies on the other. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1783)
  • land ordinace

    land ordinace
    Law passed by Congress that allowed for sales of land in the Northwest Territory and set up standards for land sale that became precedents. Among them was the idea of selling mile-square sections of land.
  • shays rebellion

     shays  rebellion
    was an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787. The rebellion was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shays'_Rebellion
  • constitutional convention

    constitutional convention
    met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document
    that would replace the Articles of Confederation. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/convention1787.html
  • land ordinance

    land ordinance
    The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 is considered part of America's "Organic Law."
  • federalist anti federlist papers

    federalist anti federlist papers
    The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution. the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of
    America All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/
  • albany plan of union

    albany plan of union
    Commissioners to the Albany Congress approved the Albany Plan of Union on July 10, 1754.
    The Albany Plan of Union was rejected by King George II and by all of the individual colonial governments that considered its adoption. http://www.americanhistorycentral.com/entry.php?rec=524&view=quick-facts