Roots of American Democracy

By bbyrd33
  • Feb 3, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    King John was forced to sign.
    Equal treatment under the law.
    Limit the power of the monarch
  • Jan 1, 1500


    economic nationalism on purpose of building a weak and powerful state.
    nation should export more than immported
  • Jamestown Colony

    Jamestown Colony
    Jamestown was the first English Colony.
    The colony was settled on the banks of James River.
    Called "James Fort"
    capital of the colony for 83 years in fo: photo:
  • Plymouth Colony

    Plymouth Colony
    The 2nd colony in America.
    In Massachusetts info: photo:
  • House of Burgess

    House of Burgess
    first legislative in the english colonies
    22 members governor and important men of the colonies
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Made up with fair and equal rights. For the general good of the settlement and with the majority. Info: photo:
  • Fundamental orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental orders of Connecticut
    The basic law of the Connecticut colony.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    the parliament overthrough King James II
    William of Orange became king
    signed the English Bill of Rights
  • Eniglish Bill of Rights

    Eniglish Bill of Rights
    The english Bill of Rights was passed on December 16, 1689.
    The bill was signed by William of Orange and Mary.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    19 women were killed because they were accused for being a witch info: photo:
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    Dressed up as Indians and threw cargo of tea in the harbor
    Samual Adams and John Hancock
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    Movement rooted in spirital growth which brought a national identity to colonies
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
  • Albany Plan of Union

    B. Franklin proposed
    attempt to colonize the colonies
  • Proclamation line of 1763

    Proclamation line of 1763
    by King George after the French and Indian War. info: photo:
  • Pontiac's Rebllion

    Pontiac's Rebllion
    a war between the colonies and a loose confederation of native american tribes
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Was an indirect tax passed on Aperil 5, 1764
    Sammul Adems spoke out aginst the act
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament. American Colonists were required to pay them a tax on every piece of printed paper they used info: photo:
  • Virginia Resovles

    Serious of laws passed by the Virginia general assembly. Virginia was subject to taxation.
  • Townshend Act

    To riase revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of the governores.
    Was more than one act:
    -Revenue Act
    -Indermity Act
    -Commissioners of customes Act
    -New York Restraning Act
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British troops had been already in Boston to support crown-appointed coloniak officials attemping to enforce unpopular Parliament legislation. British Army killed five civilian men.
  • Gaspee Incident

    The burning of the British cuttership(the gaspee)
  • Committes of Correspondence

    Committes of Correspondence
    formed throughout the colonies as a means of coordinating action against Great Britian
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was Passed by Parliament to increase the deposit on tes that was to be sold to the India company's.
  • Bostan Tea Party

    Bostan Tea Party
    200 men disguised as Indians marched to the ships and dumped the cargo of tes into the Boston Harbor.
    This was a key event in the growth of the Revolution.
  • Intolerale Acts

    reaction to the Boston Tea Party
    parliament wanted the colonies back to submission of the king.
  • First Contiental Congress

    All colonies sent delegates execpt Georiga
    delegates were elected by the people
  • Edenton tea Party

    Edenton tea Party
    57 women protest in responce of the tea act
    Women signed agreement saying they were "determined to give memorable proof of their patriotism."
  • Mecklenburg Resolves

    list of statments introdued in Mecklenburg county
  • Halifax Resolves

    thsigned by the Fourth Provincial Congress
    were the first that authorized its delegates to vote of independence
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Adopted by the contiential congress on July 4th 1776.
    The Declaration of Indenpendence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
    It is a symbol of liberty. info: photo:
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    met after the battles Lexington and Concord
    decided to completly break away from Great Britian
  • Articles of confederation

    Articles of confederation
    Provided for congress with representatives based on population.
    gave the nation government all powers not designed to the state
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Ended the American Revolution
    recoginized the U.S. as an independent state
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    raise money through the sale of land
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Farmer suffered from high debt and farmers who could not pay was put in prison. Daniel and Shaysites
  • Federalist/ Anti-Federalist papers

    written and published in 1787 and 1788
    written in New York State newspaper to persude New York voters to ratify to proposed constitution Arguments against ratification
  • Land Ordinance of 1787

    Land Ordinance of 1787
    northwest ordinance
    acts of congress of confederation
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Rhoad Island refused to come.
    Rewrote the Articles of Confederation
    Native Americans, African Americans and women were excluded
  • Whiskey Rebillion

    Whiskey Rebillion
    protest of a tax in the U.S. during the predinci of George Washington