The Development of U.S. Constitution

  • Jun 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Document that King James Signed that greatly reduced his power
  • House of Burgesses

    This was elected by the Virginia Planters
  • Mayflower Compact

    The first plan of self government ever put in force. it was put in force of the english colonies
  • Glorious Revolution

    Changed the Government in England.
  • English Bill Of Rights

    Is a list of freedom
  • English Bill of Rights

    Parliament drew up the English Bill of Rights. Restricted the Monarch's power. Guaranteed free elections to parliament, the rights to fair trial, and elimination to cruel and unusual punishments
  • Common Law

    Common Law is rested in court decisions rather than regulations written by law makers.
  • Stamp Act

    9 out of 13 colonies sent representatives to the Stamp Act held in New York City. Reps prepared a declaration against the new British actions Stamp Act to Townshend Act
  • Intolerable Act

    The Colonial Governments banded together to fight the Intolerable Act
  • First Continental Congress

    Only lasted 7 weeks. Delegates sent a document to King George III demanding that the rights of the colonist be reestored, or given back. Also made plans to boycott the British Goods. So when the congress ended, the delegates vowed to hold another meeting if their demands were not met the upcoming year
  • Second Continental Congress

    Congress spent many months debating the best course of action.
    Congress agreed with paine that the colonist must break away fromn Britian. Appointed a commitee to write a document that would officially announce th e Independence or the US.
  • Articles of Conferdation

    Confederation is a group of individual state governments that band together for a common purpose. It established a system for cooperation, or league of friendship, among independence states.
  • Shays's Rebellion

    During 1786-1787, riots broke out in serveral states. Daniel shays, farmer that fallen in debt bc of heavy taxes, led to most alarming disturbances. Shays armed about 1,200 farmers in an attack on a fedral arsenal
  • Great Compromise

    A compromise that is a way of resolving diagreements in which each side gives up something but gains something else.
  • Constitutional Convention

    determind to create a framework of government that all states could accept. Virginia Delegates proposed a plan for the new government, which led to the Virginia Plan.
  • Federalist Papers

    In a series of essays know as The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay defended the constitution. Those that opposed the constitution was called Anti-Federalists
  • Constitution ratified by 2/3 of the states

    However an amendment is proposed, it does not become part of the Constitution unless it is ratified by three-quarters of the states
  • Bill of Rights

    Is another name for the 10 Amendments of the United States Constitution