Gov Timeline Meheak Singh


The Intolerable Acts

May 1st 1774

Also called coercive acts. They are described as four measures taken by the British Parliament to counteract the colonial defenses. The purpose was to ascertain British authority in America once again. Took place after the Boston Tea Party, and was a retaliation to it.

Quebec Act

Approx. June 1774

a law that recognized the Roman Catholic Church as the established church in Quebec. An appointed council, rather than an elected body, would make the major decisions for the colony. With this one act, the British Crown granted land to the French in Quebec that was clearly desired by the American colonists.

Shays Rebellion

1786 - 1787

A slew of protests geared towards the government from angered farmers. These farmers were in the army and fought for the country under the pretense that they would be compensated for it, yet later found that it was not so. As a result, these bloody protests ensued.

Constitutional Convention


Delegates from 12 states met to revise and go over the Articles of Confederation because it was not having the desired effect over their new nation. It's result was the United States Constitution.

The Federalist Papers


The Federalist Papers were a collection of essays written by John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. These essays supported and wanted the ratification of the United States Constitution,
The Federalist Papers are considered extremely significant and is still widely considered to be the most authentic and first-hand source for determining the original intent of the US Constitution.

George Washington's Presidency


George Washington, the war general, became president in 1789. He emphasized a strong central government as well as a strong executive branch. It was during his presidency that the two clear divisions of political parties were seen in both the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican party. Washington's decision to stay neutral during the French Revolution influenced a foreign policy that remained for over a hundred years.

John Adam's Presidency

Approx. Nov 1789

John Adams, a Federalist, was the second president of the United States. He served from 1797-1801. John Adams's presidency was marked by conflicts between the two newly-formed political parties. These conflicts between the two centered on foreign policy and the balance of power between the federal government and the states' governments.

Ratification of the Constitution

December 1789

It took 10 months for the first nine states to approve the Constitution. The first state to ratify was Delaware which was in 1987. The entire process took over two years, as they would rectify it, present it to the states, heed their advice, and then re-edit it until all were sufficiently pleased. This resulted in an immense amount of work, but was finally ratified and put into motion in 1789