Jan 1, 1215
Magna Cartainfo/photo-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta -Nobles rebel
-King John forced to sign
-caused by abused pwer by King John
-established that no one is above the law
House of Burgessinfo-http://www.ushistory.org/us/2f.asp
-First assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America.
-Created by the Virginia company to encourage English craftsmen to settle in North America.
-drawn in response to "mutinous speeches"
-temporarily established government
Fundamental Orders of Connecticutinfo-http://www.constitution.org/bcp/fo_1639.htm
photo-http://www.law.uconn.edu/content/connecticut-legal-firsts-part-three-fundamental-orders -basic law of the connecticut colony
-main concern of the Fundamental Orders was the welfare of the community
Glorious Revolutionphoto/info-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_Revolution -The overthrow of the King James II of England
-Replaced by William and Mary
-King James II 's blood was the only blood shed due to his falling down and breaking his nose
English Bill of Rightsphoto/info-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_Rights_1689 -England
-ensures certain freedoms and a protestant political supremacy
-passed by the Prince of Orange
Salem Witch Trials-Salem, Mass.
-Many people hanged for being accused of witchery
-false accusations started by a group of girls
-hysteria broke out
-many people were hanged, and later found innocent
Albany Plan of Unioninfo/photo-http://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/AlbanyPlan -plan to place the british North American colonies under a more centralized government
-proposed by Benjamin Franklin
French and Indian Warinfo-http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/frin.htm
photo-http://www.web-books.com/eLibrary/ON/B0/B52/15MB52.html -Europe, Sweeden, Austria, and France to crush the power of Frederick the Great.
-English and French battled for colonial domination of North America.
Proclamation Line of 1763-closed off the frontier to colonial expansion
-fear of Indians
-all lands west of the heads of all rivers which flowed into the atlantic were off limits to settlers
Pntiac's Rebellioninfo/photo-http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=539 -to prevent the incursion of whites, chief Pontiac urged the Ottawa Indians to rebel
-Other Indian tribes attacked English settlements as well
-English military took offensive in the fall of 17674
Sugar/ Revenue Act of 1764info-http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/sugaract.htm
-enforced the collection of taxes on various goods to raise revenue to pay off british debt
-passed by the parliament of Great Britain
-American colonists must pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
-Passed by British Parliament
-Paid in valid British Currency
-Colonists opposed the tax
Virginia Resolvesinfo/photo-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Resolves -Virginia General Assembly
-Answer to the Stamp Act of 1765
-resolution for the other acts passed earlier
Sons of Libertyinfo-http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/sons.htm
-made up of workers and tradesmen
-prepared to rebel against the Stamp Act
-Boston Tea Party
Boston Massacrephoto/info-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre -British army killed 5 civilians after shooting into a crowd
-crowd was protesting the population of the soldiers in Boston
-Army killed 3 civilans instantly and wounded many others.
Gaspee Affair (Incident)photo/info-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasp%C3%A9e_Affair -Gaspee was a ship that enforced unpopular trade regulations
-Attacked by Abraham Whipple and John Brown's men
-The men looted and torched the ship
photo-http://www.google.com/search?q=Tea+Act&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=OqohT6HmNo6Xtwf91u2iCw&biw= -designed to prop up East India Company (tea company)
-Townshend duties were in action, causing the high taxes of the tea
-colonists opposed the tea tax greatly
Boston Tea Partyphoto/info-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party -revolt by the colonists in Boston against the British Parliament
-Colonists boarded 3 shiploads of taxed tea and destroyed it by throwing it in the harbor
-Colonists refused to pay the high taxes of the Tea Act plus the Townshend Acts
Intolerable Actsinfo/photo-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intolerable_Acts -Boston Port Act- stop the landing of shipping goods
-Mass. Government Act- better regulation of the government
-Quebec Act- puts in effect the provision for the gov. of Quebec
-Administraition of Justice Act- regulated the Justice system
First Continental Congress-brought together reps from each colony, except Georgia, to discuss their response to the "Intolerable Acts"
-To compose a statement of colonial rights to identify British violations to convince Britain to restore these rights info-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Continental_Congress
Second Continental Congress-agreed that a continental army would be created.
-British military threats were being made
-Redcoats storming boston info/photo-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Continental_Congress
Declaration of Independence-Declared the 13 original colonies
-Independence from Great Britain
-Named our explaination of separation
-3 parts: Preamble, List of Grievences, Conclusion info/photo-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence
Articles of Confederation-Created a loose confederation of sovereign states and a weak central government
-left most power with the state
-replaced, due to the lack of Federal government, on March 4,1789 info/photo-http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/articles.html
Treaty of Paris-Ended the American Revolutionary War with Britain and the US and its allies.
-Set borders to the US
-Britain removed all of its troops from the new nation photo/info-http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/treatyofparis1783def.htm
Shay's Rebellion-Result of high taxes and depression after the American Revolution
-Farmers protested and petitioned for more paper money
-Daniel Shay and followers rebelled taxes and high debt
Constitutional Convention-Met to address problems governing the US
-Virginia and New Jersey Plans were proposed for government
-delegates had to pick a plan which to operate under photo/info-http://teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/