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Timeline of 1600 to 1787

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    (Latin for Great Charter),was the first document imposed upon a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Parliament was created

    Parliament was created
    Was the legislature of the Kingdom of England.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Common law

    Common law
    (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch.
  • Jamestown

    Settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    Was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the Separatists, sometimes referred to as the "Saints", fleeing from religious persecution by King James of England.
  • Mercantilism was created

    Mercantilism was created
    Is an economic theory and practice, dominant in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century,[1] that promotes governmental regulation of a nation's economy for the purpose of augmenting state power at the expense of rival national powers.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    Was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    Also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland and James II of Ireland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange).
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Is a name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the 18th century. Parliament enacted them to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations or housing.
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    Were a series of acts passed, beginning in June 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who proposed the programme.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Known as the Incident on King Street by the British,was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five male civilians and injured six others.
  • Tea act

    Tea act
    Was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal over objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston") was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    Was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    Was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies (Georgia was not present) that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    Were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Mecklenburg Resolves

    Mecklenburg Resolves
    Or Charlotte Town Resolves, was a list of statements adopted at Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on May 31, 1775; drafted in the month following the fighting at Lexington and Concord.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776.
  • Declaratory act

    Declaratory act
    Commonly known as the Declaratory Act, was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act 1765.
  • Halifax Resolves

    Halifax Resolves
    Was a name later given to the resolution adopted by North Carolina on April 12, 1776. The adoption of the resolution was the first official action in the American Colonies calling for independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution.
  • Shot heard around the world

    Shot heard around the world
    Is a phrase referring to several historical incidents, including the opening of the American Revolutionary War in 1775
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    Was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the summer of 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Is the usual name of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • NC gets its first governor

    NC gets its first governor
    After the current state constitution was ratified in 1971, governors are limited to two consecutive terms in office; they had previously been limited to one term.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Was a document signed amongst the 13 original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
  • Massachusetts Constitution

    Massachusetts Constitution
    Is the fundamental governing document of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, one of the 50 individual state governments that make up the United States of America.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on 3 September 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
    Was an armed uprising that took place in Massachusetts(mostly in and around Springfield) during 1786 and 1787, which some historians believe "fundamentally altered the course of United States' history."
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Was an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States, passed July 13, 1787.