The Colonial Period Timeline         Ch. 2, sec. 1
1215- The Magna Carta Basis for Limited  Government Protection against  unjust punishment Cannot have  certain taxes  w...
1619- Virginia House ofBurgesses               Law making                assembly in the                colony of Virgini...
1620- The Mayflower Compact Signed by the  pilgrims who came  over on the  Mayflower First American  example of a plan  ...
1628- Petition of Right In England, members of Parliament forced  King Charles I to sign the Petition of Right Limited t...
1636- Great Fundamentals                Adopted by                 the                 Massachusetts                 Bay ...
1639- Fundamental Orders ofConnecticut Written for the colony of  Connecticut America’s first formal  constitution Gave...
1688- English Bill of Rights Glorious Revolution in England-  Parliament dethroned King James II and  crowned William III...
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  1. 1. The Colonial Period Timeline Ch. 2, sec. 1
  2. 2. 1215- The Magna Carta Basis for Limited Government Protection against unjust punishment Cannot have certain taxes without popular consent
  3. 3. 1619- Virginia House ofBurgesses  Law making assembly in the colony of Virginia  First legislature in America  First American example of representative government
  4. 4. 1620- The Mayflower Compact Signed by the pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower First American example of a plan of self-government Pilgrims agreed to choose on leaders and make own laws
  5. 5. 1628- Petition of Right In England, members of Parliament forced King Charles I to sign the Petition of Right Limited the king’s power The king could no longer:  Collect taxes without permission from Parliament  Imprison people without just cause  House troops in private homes without permission of homeowner  Declare martial law unless the country was at war
  6. 6. 1636- Great Fundamentals  Adopted by the Massachusetts Bay Colony  First basic system of laws in the colonies
  7. 7. 1639- Fundamental Orders ofConnecticut Written for the colony of Connecticut America’s first formal constitution Gave people right to elect the governor, judges, and representatives
  8. 8. 1688- English Bill of Rights Glorious Revolution in England- Parliament dethroned King James II and crowned William III and Mary II as the new King and Queen of England Parliament also passed the English Bill of Rights at this time Applied to American colonies and people in England  Monarchs do not have absolute authority- gave parliament more power

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