Unscramble Timeline

  • Jun 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    This was a document made by the Barons that forced King John to limit his power and help protect their rights. This was the first document that showed progression to a limited government and equal rights.
  • Mayflower Compact

    This was the first written framework of government established in the United States. This event was significant because it showed that the pilgrims now have self-government and was one step closer to independance.
  • Albany Plan

    The Albany Plan was a proposal by Benjamin Franklin to create a unified government of all of the thirteen colonies. The plan was rejected by British representatives but certainly did help to develope a limited government. It promoted the idea of taxation with representation.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was when the British taxed the colonists on paper goods. This was significant because this was the first serious attempt to claim government authority over the colonists. This definatley upset the colonist and contribute the idea of a revolution.
  • Declaration of Rights and Grievances

    This is a document to the king about the injust things he is doing and possible solutions to them. This is significant because it showed the king that they are upset and started to create a revolution
  • Boston Tea Party

    A politicial protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston. These men threw an entire supply of tea from East India Company to boycott the high taxes on tea. This was a strong staitment to the King that definately led to the revolution and helped shape the idea of taxation with representation.
  • First Continental Congress

    A group of 56 delegates from 12 colonies that meet to discuss opions on boycotting British goods and petitioning King George III. This is significant because this is where they planed all their events and progressed the revolution greatly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Continental_Congress
  • Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress was a group of delegates from the 13 colonies. They discussed colonial war effort and moved towards independance. This group was full of our forefathers that were intuative and changed America forever. This group was mainly in charge of the revolution by planing the events and creating treaties
  • Declaration of Independence

    The document that stated the states independence from Great Britiain. This was incredibly significant because it started the Revolutionary War and is the foundation of our limited government
  • English Bill of Rights

    This was a Bill that stated the citizens civil and politicial rights. This inspired the colonists to create their rights, which was a big contribution to the revolution.