US Government Chapter 2 Timeline

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In History
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was the first document that limited the English monarch's power. It played a very important role in the foundation of constitutional law in the English speaking world.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights is an act of Parliament presented to King William and Queen Mary in 1689. It limits the power of the crown and establishes Parliamentary rights.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident which occured when British Army soldiers fired into a mob of American civilians, killing five men and injuring six others. This event is widely considered a major precursor to the Revolutionary War which began five years later.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the citizen of Boston opposed to the the recent taxes placed on tea. The event is widely considered the most popular protest in American history.
  • Declaration of Indeperndence

    Declaration of Indeperndence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document drafted by the U.S. Continental Congress declaring the 13 colonies as independent states. John Adams was the leaader of a committee pushing for independence, which lead to the establishment of the United States of America.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was a document that joined the 13 founding states as a Confederacy of sovereign states. It is known as the first constitution, however it was officially replace by the U.S. Constituion on March 4th, 1789.
  • Shays' Rebelion

    Shays' Rebelion
    Shays' Rebelion was an uprising that took place from the fall of 1786 until late 1787. It was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, as well as a farmer. The rebelion took place after the Philidelphia Convention was announced, but before it began. While the affect it had cannot be directly measured, many historians believe that it caused many changes as far as taxes and finances in the US.
  • New Jersey Plan

    New Jersey Plan
    The New Jersey Plan was a proposal for the U.S. by William Paterson. It lead to the foundation of two houses of COngress appointed by the people to represent the population.