Chapter 2 Timeline

Timeline created by jmdegenhart
In History
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The document was a series of written promises between the king and his subjects that he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people according to the customs of feudal law. Magna Carta was an attempt by the barons to stop a king - in this case John - abusing his power with the people of England suffering.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    The Petition of Rights is a major Englsih constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of the subject the the king is prohibited from infringing.
  • English Bill or Rights

    English Bill or Rights
    The English Bill of Rights is an English precursor of the Constitution, along with the Magna Carta and the Petition of Right. It limited the power of the English soverign, and was written as an act of Parliament.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government. On July 10, 1754, representatives from seven of the British North American colonies adopted the plan. Although never carried out, the Albany Plan was the first important proposal to conceive of the colonies as a collective whole united under one government.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    he Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    a group of colonists protest thirteen years of increasing British oppression, by attacking merchant ships in Boston Harbor. In retaliation, the British close the port, and inflict even harsher penalties.
  • First Continental Congree

    First Continental Congree
    It was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies. It was during the American Revolutuion.
  • 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.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The article declaring our independence from England. It was written and signed by our founding fathers.
  • Articles of Confedertion

    Articles of Confedertion
    It was a document signed amongst the thirteen original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Shays '​ Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in Massachusetts (mostly in and around Springfield) during 1786 and 1787. The people were tired of paying taxes and retaliated.
  • Philadelphia Convention

    Philadelphia Convention
    The Convention was intended to revise the Articles of Confederation
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia  Plan
    The Virginia Plan (also known as the Randolph Plan, after its sponsor, or the Large-State Plan) was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey  Plan
    The New Jersey Plan (also widely known as the Small State Plan or the Paterson Plan) was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.
  • First Bank was Chartered

    First Bank was Chartered
    The bank held funs and managed money for the government. It was created by Alexander Hamilton
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    War between the North and South over disagreements including slavery.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • Assassination of Abe Lincoln

    Assassination of Abe Lincoln
    Murdered by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford Theatre.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    One of the most pointless wars the United States was involved in. Lots of deaths,
  • 9/11

    9/11
    The terrorist attacks that were done by Al Qaeda using 4 hijaked planes.