Origins of American Government

Events

Magna Carta

1215

Jamestown Established

May 13, 1607

House of Burgesses

1619

Mayflower Compact

November 11, 1620

Petition of Rights

June 7, 1628

English Bill of Rights

December 16, 1689

Albany Plan

June 16, 1754

Social Contract

1763

Stamp Act Congress

1765

First Continental Congress

September 5, 1774