The Magna Carta was a charter of rights that King John of England agreed to.
The Mayflower Compact was a document that stated new rules for self-government by settlers who had traveled to the New World.
The English Bill of Rights is an act that created the idea of the separation of powers, limited the power that the king and queen had, enhanced democratic election, and reinforced freedom of speech.
The American Revolution was a period when the British Colonists went against British rule with the objective to become their own independent nation.
The First Continental Congress was a meeting delegates from 12 out of 13 British colonies to discuss the British government. For example, they discussed Parliament's Coercive acts.
The Declaration of Independence was a document that announces our separation from British rule and our start as a new independent nation.
The Articles of Confederation was the United States of American’s first constitution. It was agreed by the 13 original states.
Shay’s Rebellion was a fight against a debt crisis that involved the state government’s efforts to try to collect more taxes on citizens and their trades. The fight happened in Western Massachusetts.