American Government

Chapter 2 Timeline

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Magna Carta Signed

1215

The First Permanent English settlement--Jamestown, VA, is founded.

1607

Petition of Right Signed

1628

English Bill of Rights Written

1689

The Albany Plan is Proposed

1754

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

George III Comes to the British Throne

1760

Stamp Act Passed

1765

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Intolerable Acts Passed

1774

First Meeting of the First Continental Congress

September 5, 1774

American Revolution

April 19, 1775 - Oct. 19, 1781

All 13 States adopt constitutions

1776 - 1777

New Hampshire is the First State to adopt a Constitution

Jan. 1776

First Meeting of the Second Continental Congress

May 10, 1776

Declaration of Independence Signed

July 4, 1776

Articles of Confederation Approved

November 15, 1777

Articles of Confederation Go Into Effect

March 1, 1781

Treaty of Paris Signed

1783

Shays' Rebellion

1786

Meeting of the States at Philadelphia Called

September 11, 1786

Congress Calls for the Constitutional Convention

February 21, 1787

Constitutional Convention

May 25, 1787 - September 17, 1787

Virginia Plan Presented

May 29, 1787

New Hampshire is the ninth state to ratify the constitution

June 21, 1788

New York ratifies the constitution

July 26, 1788

Washington Voted President

April 6, 1789

Washington Inaugurated

April 30, 1789