roots of american democracy

  • Jan 15, 1215

    magna Carta

    magna Carta
    an english charter that required king john of England to proclaim certain liberties and accept that his will was not arbitary
  • Jamestown colony

    Jamestown colony
    The first settlement of the Virginia colonies of the English
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    First meeting was on july 30th, 1619. They were the first assembly of elected representatives of england colonists in the North Americas
  • plymouth colony

    An English colony in North America. the first settlement was in new plymouth
  • fundamental adress of connecticut

    fundamental adress of connecticut
    escribes the government set up by the connecticut river towns.
    has the features of a written constitution
  • culpepers rebellion

    culpepers rebellion
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    also known as the revolution of 1688. It was the overthrowing of king James II of England by a union of English Parlament
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    a restatement in statutory form of thdeclaration of right presented by convention parllament to Willam and Mary
  • Salem witch trials

    Salem witch trials
    county court trials to prosicute people accused of witch craft. 19 coloniests were hung to death
  • federalist/ anti federalist papers

    federalist/ anti federalist papers
    anti federalist papers are a collection of articles writtenin opposition of ratification
    federalist papers were a series of articles promting ratification
  • First great awakening

    First great awakening
    a christian revitalization movement that swept protestant european british america
  • French Indian war

    French Indian war
    also known as the seven year war this war erupted world wide conflict
  • alany plan of union

    alany plan of union
    benjam franklin proposed it. it was early attempt to unify the colonies
  • pontiacs rebelion

    pontiacs rebelion
    a war that was launched by a lose confederation of native american tribes from the great lake region
  • proclemation line of 1763

    proclemation line of 1763
    closed of the Frontier to colony expansion. Was done to calm the fears of the indians
  • Revenue act of 1764

    Revenue act of 1764
    first tax on the american colonies imposed by british parliament to raise revenue in colonists customs service
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A tax imposing on all american colonists and required them to pay taxes on every piece of pritend paper
  • Virginia Resolves

    Virginia Resolves
    a series of resolvtions passed by the virginia general assembly in response ti the stamp act
  • townsend act

    townsend act
    imposed a series of taxes on all goods imperted into the US
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    the killing of 5 colonists by British Regulars.
  • Gaspee Incidents

    Gaspee Incidents
    the burning of the British cutter the Gaspee
  • comittee of correspondence

    comittee of correspondence
    shadow government organized by the patriot leaders of the 13 colonies
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the finantualy troubled
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    a group of colonists board a shipe and destroy the tea by trowing it in to the bostoon harbor after the British refused to give them their taxed tea
  • Sons of liberty

    Sons of liberty
    they participated in the boston tea party, samule adams and John Handcok were members.
  • whiskey rebellion

    whiskey rebellion
    a tax protest in the US during the presidentcy of George Washington
  • Intolerable act

    Intolerable act
    also know as the coercive acts these multiple acts passed triggered an out rageg in the colonies
  • First contental congress

    First contental congress
    convention of delegates from 12 british colonies that met at carpenters hall in Phillidelphia early in the Revolution
  • Edenton tea party

    Edenton tea party
    protest of 51 women in the response of the tea act
  • Second continental congress

    Second continental congress
    convention of 13 colonies that met in phillidelphia soon after the Revolutionary war began
  • Mecklenburg resolves

    Mecklenburg resolves
    a list of statements reputed to have been introduced in mecklenburg county
  • Halifax resolves

    Halifax resolves
    aresolution adopted by the fourth provinical congress that helped pave the way for the us decleration of independence
  • Decleration of Independence

    Decleration of Independence
    Stated that the 13 colonies of the new world were independent states. Acomitte was assembled to draft the final copy.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    an agrement among 13 founding states that legally establised the USA as a confederation of sovergin status
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    ended the american revolutionary war and allowed Americans western expansion
  • land ordnace of 1785

    its goal was to raise money through the sale of land
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    an armed uprising that too place in central and western massachusetts over financual dificulties
  • land ordnance of 1787

    also know as the northwest ordnace and was an act of the congress of confederation
  • Constitutional convention

    Constitutional convention
    Adressed problems in governing the USA which had been operating under the articles of confederation following the independence to the british