The Developement of US Constitution

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    "great charter of liberty" It was a peace making document and the foundation of freedom.
  • Jan 10, 1295

    Parliment Begins

    Parliment Begins
    The establishment of 3 branches of goverment;
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    Colonist decided to self gorn when they moved away from the king.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    First governing document and established seperation from the king to begin democracy and religous freedom.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    King James was overthrown for trying to revive anti-catholic laws.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The cabinet was restored and power was restored to the monarch.
  • Common Law

    Common Law
    Unwritten laws based on verbal decisions expected to be followed.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Bid to tax American colonies on legal and commercial documents to receive an official stamp.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    "Wake up call" England comes to the colonies trying to take over the goverment.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Some people wanted to stay with the king but leave the Parliment to elect representatives to make laws. (which started the war)
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The congress of the colonies adapted the declaration to act as a goverment during the war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    United States first constitution agreement to 13 colonies a confederation of sovereign state.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    It paved the way for the constitution. The first people rebelled because they weren't heard! It ended in a tax relief...
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    Gave a stable democracy.
  • Great Compromises

    Great Compromises
    The Virginia and New Jersey Plan work to make a 2 branch legislature.
  • Federalist Papers

    Federalist Papers
    A outlined form of goverment during the war.
  • Ratified Constitution

    Ratified Constitution
    Convention of the 13 colonies.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Document to protect free speech and overall freedom in America