Starting Points Timeline by Rachel Holt

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Samuel Davies preaching during the Great Awakening

1748 - 1749

Samuel Adams delivered "The Rights of the Colonists"

1772 - 1773

Jefferson's "Summary View of the Rights of British America"

1774 - 1775

1st Continental Congress

1774 - 1775

Patrick Henry's speech

1775 - 1776

Unanimous Declaration of the 13 United States of America

1776 - 1777

"Presbyterian Rebellion"

1776 - 1777

First part of new Virginian Constitution was published

1776 - 1777

Nassau Hall assaulted

1777 - 1778

Baptist General Association began drafting a religious liberty law

1777 - 1778

Jefferson elected governor of Virginia

1779 - 1780

Jefferson's bill made public; Baptist General Association supported it

1779 - 1780

Sir William Blackstone's death

1780 - 1781

"Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom" became a law

1786 - 1787

Jefferson's bill becomes law

1786 - 1787

Constitutional Convention

1787 - 1788

Colonial leaders established new US principles

1787 - 1788

Bill of Rights

1791 - 1792

Jefferson governor of Virginia

1799 - 1800

"Separation of Church and State" used

1802 - 1803

Death of Thomas Jefferson

1826 - 1827