Surina's Timeline of the Constitution

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Magna Carta inspired the U.S. to write the Constitution.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The British Parliment passed their own Bill of Rights, that helped inspire our Constitution.
  • Money Issues in the U.S.

    Money Issues in the U.S.
    After the Revolutionary war, the U.S. was having a hard time with major debt. Then most states had a hard time paying off war debts and collecting taxes.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Final ratification of the Articles of Confederation were made. The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation.
  • Trade with Britain Stops

    Trade with Britain Stops
    The U.S. had faced many problems with Britain after the Treaty of Paris. The British later closed many ports to the U.S.
  • Trade with Spain Stops

    Trade with Spain Stops
    Spain closes the lower Mississippi to U.S. trading.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shays' rebellion was an uprising in Massachusetts, led by Daniel Shays. This uprising made attention be focused on the Articles of Confederation, and how they needed to be reevaluated.
  • Signing of the Constitution

    Signing of the Constitution
    Signing of the Constitution.