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Roots of American Democracy

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta/ Great Charter

    Magna Carta/ Great Charter
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Mercantilism

    Mercantilism
    -The theory of trade espoused by European Powers
    - They should have exported more than they imported
    - Exports were favored in industries
  • Jamestown Colony

    Jamestown Colony
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    -Drwan up in response to mutinous speeches
    - Attempted to be the temparary government
  • Plymouth County

    Plymouth County
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecuicut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecuicut
  • Culpepers Rebellion

    Culpepers Rebellion
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    -enacted by English Parliment
    - wrote into the law by King William III
    - One fundamental document of English Constitutional law
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    -Massive conflict between Austria, England, France, Great Britian, Prussia, and Sweeden
    - Seven year war
    - the Bristish won
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
  • Pontiacs Rebellion

    Pontiacs Rebellion
  • Proclimation Line

    Proclimation Line
  • Sugar/ Revenue Act

    Sugar/ Revenue Act
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    -Any piece of paper was taxed
    - It paid for protecting the American Frontier
    -It was a small fee
  • Virginia Resolves

    Virginia Resolves
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
  • Townsend Act

    Townsend Act
    -Placed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea
    - Thepeoples reactions were the same as with the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act
    - Repealed all taxes except on the tea
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    -The killing of 5 colonist by Britsh regulars
    - It was all because the Townsend people imposed high taxes
  • Gaspee Incident

    Gaspee Incident
    -Led by John Brown
    - Wounded the lieutenant of ship then set it on fire
  • Committiees of Correspondence

    Committiees of Correspondence
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    -first held in Carpenters Hall
    -elected by the people
    -first few weeks were consumed of discussion and debate
  • Edenton Tea Party

    Edenton Tea Party
  • Meclenburg Resolves

    Meclenburg Resolves
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
  • Halifax Resolves

    Halifax Resolves
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
  • Federalists/ AntiFederalist Papers

    Federalists/ AntiFederalist Papers
  • Articles of Confederatipn

    Articles of Confederatipn
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    -Ended American Revolutionary War
    - Signed at Hotel D'York
    -John Adams, Ben Franklin, and John Jay III are the American negotiators
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
  • Land Ordinance of 17887

    Land Ordinance of 17887
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion