The French and Indian War 1754- 1763 The British charged the Americans high taxes after fighting the French and Indian War in the American Colonies
Stamp Act Tax passed 1765 The Stamp Act Tax was one of the taxed passed to help pay the high cost of the French and Indian war
Boston Massacre 1770 As a result of the Numerous Taxes on the colonist, the began to protest and rebel
Boston Tea Party 1773 The tea tax was the final straw for the colonist. In protest, they tossed tea into the Boston Harbor
First Meeting of the 2 nd Continental Congress-1775 The Colonist met to discuss the problems and possible solutions with the British
Declaration of Independence signed- 1776 The 1 st Continental Congress elected Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence after the issues with British could not be resolved.
Battle of Yorktown-1781 The Battle of Yorktown ended the American Revolution
Articles of Confederation accepted by states-1781 The Articles of Confederation was America’s FIRST Constitution
Shay’s Rebellion-1786 The Articles of Confederation had many flaws. Shay’s Rebellion was caused because of the lack of money.
Delegates Finish Writing the Constitution-1787 The delegates met again to revise the Articles of Confederation, but a new government was necessary. The delegates wrote a new Constitution.
New Hampshire ratifies Constitution- 1788 With the ratification from New Hampshire (9 th ), the Constitution became the official government of the American states.
George Washington sworn in as 1 st US president-1789 George Washington was the obvious choice for the 1 st US president because the was the military general who won us the American Revolution.
US Congress meets for the first time- 1789 After the president had been sworn in the 1 st US Congress was ready to meet.
Bill of Rights added to the Constitution-1791 The Anti-federalist had been against the US Constitution because the national government was too strong, and it did not give the people rights. The Federalist wrote several essays that became known as The Federalist Papers trying to get support for the Constitution. The Federalist finally compromised and added the Bill of Rights.
Protects against unreasonable searches and seizures Anyone searching your home must have a search warrant In order to obtain a search warrant, the police must have probable cause A search warrant must have Where is being searched The items they are looking for The persons being searched A judges’ signature
Criminal Proceeding and property A grand jury must say there is enough evidence before a trial is held You cannot be tried twice for the same offense-double jeopardy You CANNOT BE A WITNESS AGAINST YOURSELF Eminent Domain- the gov’t can not take private land for public use unless they give you fair compensation
Court proceeding with criminals You are entitled to a “speedy” and public trial You must have a trial by an impartial jury You must know why you are being charged You must be able to question witness against you You have the right to an attorney