Virginia plan 1

Shay Ellison&&Katie Fredrick

  • Jun 15, 1219

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    A group of determined barons forced king John to sign the Magna Carta which is named the great charter. This included gaurentees of fundamental rights as trial by jury and due process of law. Overtime, they became the rights of all English people.
  • The Petition of Right

    The Petition of Right
    Petition of Right, 1628, a statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament to Charles I. Refusal by Parliament to finance the king's unpopular foreign policy had caused his government to exact forced loans and to quarter troops in subjects' houses as an economy measure. Arbitrary arrest and imprisonment for opposing these policies had produced in Parliament a violent hostility to Charles and George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham. The Petition of Right, initiated by Sir Edward Coke,
  • The English Bill Of Rights

    The English Bill Of Rights
    Prohibited a standing army in peace-time, Exceot wit the consent of Parliament.and required that all parliamentary elections be free.After revoltion and turmoil somebody wrote up this bill.
  • The Albany Plan Of Union

    The Albany Plan Of Union
    The british board of trade called a meeting of seven of the Northern colonies at Albany. The purpose was to discuss thr problems of colonial trade. There, Benjamin Franklin offered what came. Then declared congress of delegates from each of the 13 colonies.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    On a bright cold moonlit evening on December 16, 1773 a group of sixty colonists boarded three British ships in Boston Harbor. The ships contained a cargo of tea from The East India Company. Although the tea carried a tax that the colonists refused to pay, the Royal Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson ordered that the ships should not return to England with their cargo but that the tea be unloaded.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    It was a convention of delegates from 12 British North American colonies who met in Carpenters Hall.This all happened during theAmerican Revolution.It was in response to the Coercive Acts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This happened when the Revolution began. The delegates from the 13th colonies started meeting.This controlled the colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence.
  • The Declaration Of Independence

    The Declaration Of Independence
    The Declaration Of Independence has four parts: The Preamble,The declaration of Natural Rights , The list of Grievances, and a Resolution of Independence.It lists the basic rights. It was signed by 46 People.
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    For 17 Months, Congress debated, Then, in November, The Articles of Confederation were approved. These established "A firm League of friendship." The Articles created a structure that more closely resembled an alliance of independence. They didnt go into efect immediately but eleven states approved in a year.
  • The Shay's Rebellion

    The Shay's Rebellion
    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. The rebellion was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and one of the rebel leaders.
  • The Philadelphia Convention

    The Philadelphia Convention
    On May 25, 1787, delegates from the 12 of the 13 states arrived and immediately elected George Washington to serve as president of the Philadelphia Convention. While the purpose of the convention was technically to address the problems of the Articles of Confederation, powerful delegates like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton saw the convention as an opportunity to draft a document that would replace the articles and strengthen the United States going forward. The delegates agreed these delib
  • The Virginia Plan

    The Virginia Plan
    The Virginia Plan, largely the work of Madison, was presented to Edmund Randolph. This called for a New Government with three seperate branches: Legislative, Executive, and judicial. Congress was given power
  • The New Jersey Plan

    The New Jersey Plan
    Retained the unicameral congress of the conferderation , with each of the states equally represented. The Plan added limited powers to tax and to regulate trade between states.