U.S. Government Timeline - DY

  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    When King John signed the Magna Carta it moved English government from the rule of man to the rule of law. It also outlined the individual rights which the king couldnt violate.
  • Jamestown’s House of Burgesses

    Jamestown’s House of Burgesses
    This was the first democratically-elected legislative body in the British American colonies.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony. It was written by the men on the Mayflower.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    When King Charles was required to sign the Petition of Right it made it so that the government couldn't imprison people without proper reason.
  • English Bill of Rights Passed

    English Bill of Rights Passed
    The English Bill of Rights gave the people the right to speech and protection from unusual and cruel punishment.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was the first direct tax on paper goods and legal documents.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    Colonists were forced to house British troops
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The declaration was signed by the delegates to the second constitutional convention and was inspired by John Locke
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation outlined the function of the national government of the US.
  • The Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention is when the framers or delegates of the Constitution drafted a new Constitution.
  • 10th amendment

    10th amendment
    The 10th amendment says that all powers not said in the constitution are left to the states.