U.S. Government

Timeline created by matthew.menke
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta was the first document forced onto 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 privileges
  • English bill of rights

    The Bill of Rights laid out certain basic rights for (at the time) all Englishmen.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    proposal to create a unified government for the Thirteen Colonies, suggested by Benjamin Franklin
  • Boston Massacre

    British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others. British troops had been stationed in Boston, capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials
  • Boston Tea Party

    Officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second 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.
  • Decleration of Independce

    A document that officaly seperated us from england. Drafted in 1775 on the 4th of July
  • Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.[
  • Shay's rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787.
  • Virginia Plan

    The Virginia Plan was notable for its role in setting the overall agenda for debate in the convention and, in particular, for setting forth the idea of population-weighted representation in the proposed national legislature.