Timeline of American Government

Timeline created by dahonsmith
In History
  • 1,500 BCE

    Moses

    Ten Commandments to apply equally to all people,even kings, and sets forth rule for a fair trial
  • -600 BCE

    Old testament

    Biblical idea of covenant
  • -100 BCE

    New testament

    special kind of agreement between people and God, influenced the formation of colonial governments and contributed to our constitutional structure.
  • -100 BCE

    New testament

    special kind of agreement between people and God, influenced the formation of colonial governments and contributed to our constitutional structure.
  • 1215

    magma carta

    it protected people from unjust punishment by the government
  • Mayflower compact

    Pilgrims governed themselves by a contract. This was a huge on our government and Constitution
  • The Constitution of Connecticut

    The Constitution of Connecticut had a huge influence on the Founders of America.
  • English Bill of rights

    In 1688 the English Parliament removed King James II.
  • House of lords

    The members of the upper chamber were the first sons of noble families .And The Us Senate is the upper chamber in the American congress.
  • House of Commons

    The members of the lower chamber were elected and were often the younger sons of noble families. The US House of Representatives is the lower chamber in the American Congress.
  • The Enlightenment

    intellectual movement concentrated in France during the 1700s. Developed rational laws to describe social behavior and applied their finding in support of human rights
  • The French and Indian War

    A struggle between French and British over lands in what is now western Pennsylvania and Ohio led to the start of the war.
  • The Stamp Act

    The king and his ministers levied taxes. The Stamp Act of 1765 imposed the first direct tax on the colonists required them to pay a tax of legal documents, pamphlets, and even playing cards.
  • English Common Law

    Used in courts of England since the Middle Ages.
    Common law and its commentaries is based on custom, usages, and general principles found in court decisions .
  • Boston Tea party

    Colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor
  • First Continental Congress

    Delegates from every colony except Georgia met in Philadelphia for the Congress.
  • Second Continental Congress

    All thirteen colonies meet in Philadelphia
    Assumed powers of a central government.
    Organized a Navy and Army
  • Declaration of Independence

    One of most famous documents in world history. No government before in world history had been founded on the principles of human liberty and consent of the governed.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Didn’t go into ineffective immediately because it had to be approved by all thirteen states.
    By March 1781 all thirteen stated had ratified
  • Constitution

    the legal document of the united states .