Origins of American Gov't by: Noah Cooper

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  • 1,500 BCE


    Moses calls for all man to be equal under the law of God, even kings.
  • -600 BCE

    The Old Testiment

    The Old Testiment
    Influences in modern law trace back to The Old Testament.
  • 100

    The New Testament

    The New Testament
    Came after The Old Testament
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Gave rights to settlers signed by King George. Limited a King.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    First governing document by the Plymouth settlers. How they would live together.
  • Constitution of Connecticut

    Constitution of Connecticut
    First governing document of the United states.
  • The English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights
    Gave basic rights to American settlers also limited the king.
  • House of Lords

    House of Lords
    The U.S. modeled our Senate after the English.
  • House of Commons

    House of Commons
    Is a English form of gov't that we adapted as our own which is also known as the House of Representatives.
  • The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment
    Started in France in the 1700's it was established as rational law to curve with human nature and human right.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    It was a fight over western Pennsylvania and Ohio. The British troops won.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The king put taxes on a bunch of products and we did not like it.
  • English Common law

    English Common law
    This English system of law greatly influenced the American Colonies.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    We dressed up as native Americans and threw 342 chest of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    To determine the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    To create a Navy, Army, and plants to issue money. Also confirmed the final draft of The Declaration of Independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The principles of human rights, liberty, and the consent of the governed.
  • The Article of Confederation

    The Article of Confederation
    There were eight presidents before Washington.
  • The Constitution of the United States

    The Constitution of the United States
    All rights of the people and of the free.
  • Period: to

    The Thirteen English Colonies

    The original colonies of the U.S.A. it had a written constitution.