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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Document limiting the powers of Kings. We used it as reference when creating our own government.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    First battle of the American Revolution. The American colonists lost many battles afterwards
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States of America becoming independent from Great Britain. Written up by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Colonists won the battle. Convinced the French to join the fight on the colonists side.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The colonists won the battle. This caused the British to surrender the battle and the war.
  • Writing of the preamble

    Writing of the preamble
    We the people. this was the opening of the united states constitution.
  • 1st Amendment

    1st Amendment
    Freedom of: Religion Petition Assembly. this allows citizens the freedom to worship any god, or rally at any place.
  • 2nd Amendment

    2nd Amendment
    Right to bear arms. This allows citizens to buy and own firearms.
  • 3rd Amendment

    3rd Amendment
    Quartering of Soldiers. This restricts soldiers from having the right to force themselves into your home for shelter.
  • 4th Amendment

    4th Amendment
    Searches and Seizures. This places restrictions on unreasonable searches and seizures against citizens.
  • 5th Amendment

    5th Amendment
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury.
  • bill of Rights

    bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments of the constitution. this set the base of the new culture the U.S was becoming.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincolns new passed law during the war. This free'd all current slaves in the north and the south.
  • Appomatox Courthouse

    Appomatox Courthouse
    The south surrenders to the north at the Appomattox courthouse and ends the war. this means america is now a country of free citizens.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    The construction of the transcontinental railroad connected half of america. this made it easy to transport anything anywhere.