Events leading to American Documents

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  • Jun 1, 1215

    Magna Crata is drafted

    The Magna Carta was the first document to limit powers of the English monarchy. It established the principle that rulers are subject to law. It was signed by King John on 1215. In the Magna Carta it it said " No one dree should ne punished unless they've done bad. " No scutage or aidshall be imposed in our kingdom unless by tge common counsel of our kingdom.
  • Petition of Right is drafted

    The petition of Rights was an English constitutional document that sets specific liberties that the king can not intervene in. It contains restrictions on non parliamentary taxation such as forces billeting of soldiers, getting imprisoned without a cause, and restricts the use of martial law. Is concerning divers Rights and Liberties.
  • Townshend Duties

    Charles Townshend chancellor of the exchequer in the period following the repeal of the Stamp Act. The chancellor succeeded in getting Parliament to enact new duties, Other than tea, the specified items were not produced in any quantity in the colonies. The intent was to raise revenue for the payment of the salaries of royal officials in the colonies, Townshend died after Parliament enacted these measures and was succeeded,Therefore, which had an almost immediate and devastating effect on trade.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by the British. During the cold Boston Massacre a mob of Americans gathered at the Customs House in Boston and begins taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. British Captain Thomas Preston ordered his men to fix their bayonets and join the guard outside the building.The Boston Massacre was established as the battle for American liberty and just cause for the removal of British troops from Boston. The first British troops arrived.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act was the final spark of the revolutionary movement in Boston. It was intended it impose no new taxes. It was designed to prop up the east Indian movement . During this event they kept the ships full of cargo on the harbor where the leader was to stubborn and didn’t let them unload the cargo. Ships were stalled and people were in need of work this situation lead to the Boston tea party.
  • First Continental Congress

    The First Contential Congree was met un Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia from September 5 to October 26, 1774. Twelve of the thirteen coloniews sent delegates. The Congree conituned until late October and didn't avocate independence. Joseph Galloway believed in the idea of considering independent communities on the British government. Then, they established a political union chose principles of safetly and freedom. Also, it brought together representatives from each of the colonies.
  • Second continental Congress

    The second continental Congress was presided over by John Hancock. This would include delegates with additions. For example, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. It started with the battle of Lexington and Concord. It was agreed that a Continental Army would be created. The Congress authorized the printing of money. British officers made every effort to prevent trouble.
  • Common Sense was publised (Thomas Payne)

    On this day Thomas Paine published his pamphlet named Common Sense. Purpose was setting his argumentsin favor of American independence. American colinies considered his panphlet one of the most infuential in American history. Paine's work helped the colonists unite behind the idea that America should be free of England's oppressive taxes. He believed they should demand independence from the monarchy. Within months this sold over 500,000 copies. It was a major force leading to the Declaration.
  • Declaration Of Independence signed

    The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of Jefferson, who chaired the five- person committee assigned to the task. Declaration expresses that all men are created equal. Also, has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance. This prohibited people to pass laws and was refused. It also affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil powers. Abolishing free system of English Laws.
  • English bill of Rights is drafted

    The English Bill of Rights was an act that declares the rights and liberties of the people. Also, guarantees personal freedom and limits the governments power. Reserves some powers to the states and public. Originally was for the federal government and is applied to the fourteenth amendment. The English Bill of Rights argues that justice can only be served when civil law is carried out. Also, places the blame for injustice on the head of King James II and the Catholics.
  • Stamp Act

    During this the French and Indian had been an expensive undertaking for Britain. The British were inclined to asked the American colonies to contribute money. The Assembly requested Governor Thomas Fitch to put together a list of objections to the plan. He did and the plan was for Britain to apply some kind of tax to raise revenue for its colonial expenses.The law was to become effective in the colonies on November 1. It was announced by Prime Minister George Grenville many months in advance.