History

US Government Timeline KG

  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    King John signed the Magna Carta
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    Jamestown's House of Burgesses
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Each charter guaranteed colonists the "rights of Englishmen."
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    King Charles required to sign the Petition of Rights
  • King Charles Beheaded

    King Charles Beheaded
    Extended conflict between Charles and parliament erupted into civil war
  • Rebellion between the crown and parliament

    Rebellion between the crown and parliament
    Renewed conflicts and rebellion between the crown and parliament
  • William and Mary Chosen

    William and Mary Chosen
    William and Mary chosen to rule, but had to govern according to statues of parliament
  • English Bill of Rights passed

    English Bill of Rights passed
    Guaranteed freedom of speech and protection from cruel and unusual punishment
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    British legislation aimed at ending the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies and at providing increased revenues to fund enlarged British Empire responsibilities following the French and Indian