Timeline-The Development of US Constitution

By enoden
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Made the church free from the king. Also didn't allow for taxes other than the ones that the king imposed.
  • Nov 13, 1295

    Parliament Begins

    It is one of the first parliaments, its main purpose was to raise taxes for the war effort.
  • House of Burgesses

    It was the first elected legislature in the New World
  • Mayflower Compact

    First governing document of the Pilgrims
  • Glorious Revolution

    The overthrow of King James the second, he was replaced by William and Mary. No fighting was involved.
  • English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights gave the English citizens more rights
  • Common Law

    Common law is developed through judges through a system of courts.
  • Stamp act

    Passed by Britain to tax every paper product used by America.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The colonists protested the Townsahed act and were occupied by britain in 1768
  • First continental congress

    Was a convention of delegates from twelve British North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774 in Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution
  • Second continental congress

    The delegates of the 13 colonies gathered in Philadelphia to discuss their next steps.
  • Articles of confederation

    Was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution
  • Shays' Rebellion

    The rebellion started on August 21, 1786, over financial difficulties
  • Constitutional Convention

    Addressed problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain
  • Great Compromise

    This is basically when congress decided how many representatives each state could have
  • Constitution ratified by 2/3 of the states

    This was when the thirteen colonies agreed to ratify the constitution, the Bill of Rights was passed three years later
  • Federalist Papers

    A series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution
  • Bill of Rights

    Name for the first ten amendments, they protect the natural rights of everyone in the united states