American democracy

Foundations of American Democracy

By teresac
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Common Law

    Common Law
    The common law consists of legal opinions from judges describing how they make their decisions in court. You would use the common law if you are having a dispute with someone, disagree with the law. The court will decide whether what you say is reasonable based on the judges first impression of you. It has helped our society become a better place because without the judges knowing how to make specific decisions there would be confusion about which person is innocent or guilty.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta Signed

    Magna Carta Signed
    An English Charter that obtains political and liberty rights. You sure can guarantee your rights. It states our reasonable rights and what we can do and what we cant. The rights remain simple so that we are able to obide by them without things getting out of hands. Like we all have equal rights, everyone is to be treated fair.
  • Jan 1, 1265

    Parliament Established

    Parliament Established
    The legislature of Great Britain forming the House of Commons. Parliament was established so that the lower classes have a chance to voice out what they have to say to there leader regarding limiting or checking his power. This is important because without it the people would be fighiting battles because somethings are going as planned. Others disagree with others decisions.
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    Iroquois Confederation

    An association of tribes from the North America trained to become a colony in New York. Its like being apart of a village you work together to build your shelter through the winter. You get along so that you guys can accomplish what you guys have done and say you guys did it.
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    Separation of Powers

    The three branches have seperate and independent responsibility for certain sections, each branch has the same power. I think its like similar to what each persons job is like we have our own things to do like cops they have there own responsibilites like looking out for trouble and students most of them are going to school. Depending upon the peoples they each have there own role to do.
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    Colonial Legislatures

    The people had a great deal of power.People disagreed for the most part. They didnt like the fact that they mustered the troops, and messed with taxes. People are still complaining about taxes and how they dont agree with messing with the troops.
  • Mayflower Compact Signed

    Mayflower Compact Signed
    An agreement to land in Plymouth signed by Adult Males boarding the Mayflower Ship. Bound to live by their own laws. People live in a community and they are to live by the government laws or be subjected to law if they are going the wrong way and our caught.
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    John Locke - Two Treatises of Government

    Supports divine rights and protection of laws. Its like going to trial for what you believe is right if someone is discrimination you cause your lower then them you have the right to go against that.
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    Written Constitutions

    Set of laws documented that gives political parties different level of powers. With the laws people have to obide by them if a law is broken and it causes disturbance you will either have to go to trial or you will get yourself into trouble.
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    New England Confederation Approved

    Political and Military Alliance. Also known as our armies, navies, and marines. It helps us by serving our country to be strong and provide others the strength to fight for our country.
  • Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
    Philosophy work that deals with political organization of society. People come together as a society to talk about what they want from our leaders. They look about what happens and what is needed at the right time. Things go as planned not as what is wanted.
  • English Bill of Rights Established

    English Bill of Rights Established
    LImits power of the monarch. Things cant go out of hand because others have the right to choose what they want to do and what to say. Not only does the monarch have power but others can speak up and be heard. Its the monarchs decision whether to listen or not.
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    Intellectual Movement. It helps us realize what us humans have. Everyone is given reasonable power. Capable of having your own political views without being judged.
  • Adopted Albany Plan of Union

    Adopted Albany Plan of Union
    Group of representatives from the thirteen colonies talking about powers. Things change over time not everything is set in stone, just signed on papers
  • Baron De Montesque - On The Spirit of Laws

    Baron De Montesque - On The Spirit of Laws
    Main political theory. Its based on a subject and expands regarding thoughts. Being in a strike is the subject and the people on it have their own individual reasons for being there.
  • Jean Jacque Rousseau - The Social Contract

    Jean Jacque Rousseau - The Social Contract
    Talks about general will of a society, Not everyone is going to be included. The most powerful governement has the right to banish those against decisions. You do have a voice and everyone voice shall make a difference.
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    Sir Jack BLackstone -Commentaries of the Laws of England

    Divided intoj four different sections: Right/Wrongs of People and Public/ Private Wrongs. Its like using the law at certain sections theres a time to have fun and a time to be serious.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    A group of people associated to enforce the boycott. Things change not everything is perfect plenty of people have there own opinions.
  • Second Continental Congress Meets

    Second Continental Congress Meets
    Discusses the war efforts, to help move towards independence. It helps motivate us to do whats right for our people, not to be cowards and give up on ourselves but to be stronger in and out of us.
  • Declaration of Independence Signed

    Declaration of Independence Signed
    Its a document that frees the 13 american colonies from the British Empire. It gives our nation independence from the Britain Empire. We celebrate it in honor of to recognize those "all men our created equal"
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    Articles of Confederation

    Fear of creating a national government and or having too much power. Having too much power can be very overwhelming violence can grow and tension builds up leading to violence.
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    Constitutional Convention Meets

    A group of men the average age 42 are delegates to serve congress. They help speak for there nations and they have the authority to stand up for what they believen.
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    Ratification of THe Constitution

    Formal constitution signed. Its agreeing to something that you like, everyone has an agreement. They can agree to or disagree with the amendments.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    List of the most important rights of a citizen of the country. The bill of rights states the rights we need to obide by since it is documented on paper and it is very important that we follow them.