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Time Line Project

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Drake Vernon

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Time Line Project
By: Drake Vernon

Parliament was Created
Parliament was created in November, 1236
Created the Acts that caused the colonist to rebel
Parliament is organized into two houses, The House of Lords( Upper House) and the House of Commons (Lower House)
Jamestown was established on May 14th, 1607
First English settlement in the New World
House of Burgesses
July 30th,1619
First Legislative body for the New World
Established in Jamestown, Virginia
Magna Carta
June 15th, 1215
Document that limited power of the king of England
Updated many times
Mercantilism was Enacted:
Involved Trading.
Glorious Revolution
November, 1688
People petitioned against reading the Indulgence in April, 1688
King James II was dethroned as a result of the Glorious Revolution.
May 10th, 1773
Did not impose any new taxes on the colonies.
Gave East India Company complete control of tea trade in North America.
Boston Tea Party:
A Protest by Sons of Liberty against the British tax on tea.
Over 300 chest of tea were thrown overboard while on ship.
December 16th, 1773
Boston Massacre:
5 people were killed.
British soldiers and colonists confronted each other.
March 5th, 1770
Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts:
British laws made in response to Boston Tea Party
Took away colonial rights.
March 28th, 1774
1st continental Congress:
Delegates from all colonies were present.
Coercive Acts were discussed.
The meeting took place in Philadelphia Hall.
September 5th, 1774
Battle of Lexington and Concord:
Started the American Revolution.
The British and Militia men fought.
April 19th, 1775
"Shot Heard around the World":
First shots of the American Revolution in Lexington and Concord.
April 19th, 1775
2nd Continental Congress:
The Declaration of Independence was written at this meeting.
Delegates from each colony were present.
May 10th, 1775
Mecklenburg Resolves:
This document was drafted soon after the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
It suspended British rule and implemented a provincial congress.
May 31st, 1775
Declaratory Act:
Act that allows British Parliament to tax the colonies in all cases whatsoever.
March 18th, 1766
Quartering Act:
British law requiring colonists to supply needs of soldiers.
May 15th, 1765
Stamp Act:
The British Parliament put taxes on newspapers and legal documents.
March 22nd, 1765
Townshend Act:
Colonists were taxed on lead, glass, paper, paint, and tea.
One of many acts passed to pay back debts.
June 15th-July 2nd, 1767
Common Sense (Thomas Paine)
A pamphlet that encouraged our independence from Great Britain
January 9th, 1776
Halifax Resolves:
First official state action calling for independence from Great Britain.
April 12th, 1776
Declaration of Independence:
Explains why the colonies were seperating from Great Britain.
July 4th, 1776.
Articles of Confederation:
First written Constitution of the United States.
Had a weak central government
November 15th, 1777
Massachusetts Constitution:
Broken into two parts:
Art I- All men are free and equal.
Art II-All men worship the supreme being.
Written in 1780
Treaty of Paris:
Treaty in which the British recognized the independence of the United States.
Officially ended the American Revolution.
September 3rd, 1783
Shays Rebelion:
Series of protests by farmers.
Protests were against tax collections for debts.
Febuary 27th, 1787
Northwest Ordinance:
Outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union.
Guaranteed newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen colonies.
July 13th, 1787
The End
Mayflower Compact:
Established the first form of government in the colonies
Signed by 41 English colonists on the Mayflower.
November 11th, 1620
Document of the Parliament
House of Burgesses
Picture of the mayflower compact
Trade routes through
Glorius Revolution
Stamp Act
Declaratory Act
Quartering Act
Townshend Act
Boston Massacre
A Picture showing how much tea would be taxed.
Tea being thrown overboard while on the ship.
Coervive Acts/Intolerble Acts
1st Continental Congress
Picture of the Battle Scene
First Shots heard
Second Continental Congress
Document of the Mecklenburg Resolves
Common Sense Document
Halifax Resolves
A Picture of the Declaration of Independence Document
A Picture of the Articles of Confederation
A picture of the Massachusettes Constitution document
Treaty of Paris Document
Farmers protesting
A picture of the NorthWest Ordinance
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