Foundations of American Government

Foundations of American Government

magna carta

1215

The basis for the principle of limited government

Founding the first 13 colonies

1607 - 1733

From these colonies the present evolved.

Mayflower compact

1620

Pilgrim drew up the mayflower and set of to the new england coast

petition of right

1625

King was forced to sign the petition of right. which would limit the power of the king

Adoption of the great fundamentals

1629

the first basic system of laws.

Fundamental orders of connecticut

1639

Gave the people the right to elect governors, judges and representatives.

Englich bill of rights

1688

A document that will soon be very important to the american colonies.

Locke's two treatises of government

1690

loche reasoned that in a state of nature before governments were formed.

The spirit of laws

1748

It is designed to create our laws

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

The war was mainly the french and th ebritish fighting over land.

albany plan

1760

The colonies rejected the plan

Stamp act

1765

Laws to control the colonials

Intolerable acts

1770

Another withrdrew the right of the massachusetts colony to govern itself.

first continental congress

1774

The congress assumed the powers of central government.

First continental congress

1774

The colonies presented there were united in a determination to show a combined authority to great britain.

Second continental congress

1775

Sarted with the battle o flexington

Declaration of independence

1776

On july 2 the congress approved lee's resolution.

Paine's common sense

1776

It is a book written by thomas paine

Connecticut

1776

Articles of confederation

1778

It had to design and install a new government.

Massachusetts

1780

Shays rebellion

1786 - 1787

To solve states debt problems.

Great compromise

1787

To make the lower and upper happy.

Consitutional convention

1787

It was used to address the in governing the united states of america.

3/5 compromise

1787

Delegates supportive of slavery, on the other hand, generally wanted to count slaves in their actual numbers

Pennsylvania

1787

Virginia plan

1787

It would traced the broad outlines of what would become the u.s. constitution.

New Jersey plan

1787

The plan was created in response to the virginia plan.

Ratification of the constitution

1787 - 1788

A great debate took place throughout America over the Constitution that had been proposed.

New Hampshire

1788

Maryland

1788

Northwest orfinance

1789

The Ordinance purported to be not merely legislation that could later be amended by Congress

New York

1789

Rhode Island

1789

Delaware

1789

Virginia

1864