Foundations of Democracy

  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to

    Common Law

    The common law was basically written by England. That it is based on custom and earlier judicial decisions.Which were the basis of the English legal system, later it became the american law.
    The common law is important because they are rules to us that are very common to do. And the common law is easy for us compare to the other laws that we have.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is a document that King John was forced to signing the charter. Because so King John can reduce the power as King of England and also it allowed the formation for a more power of the parliament.The magna carta became an english citizens rights.The purpose of the magna carta was to make King John to govern by the old english laws that was prevailed before the Normans came.
    I think that the magna carta was important because it shows that even the Kings power could be limited.
  • Jan 1, 1265

    Parliment Established

    Parliment Established
    The Parliament was the collective of people of all classes. To voice their opinions on how to govern the state to the king.The parliament was developed as a representative institution of the government so the king of England can find the effective way to raise money from their subjects.
    My opinion on this, is that the parliament of england is kind of the same what the congress does with the president of the United States. Its important to make laws to our state.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Iroquois Confederation

    The Iroquois Confederation is about five nations which were the Indian tribe that was across the upper New York. During the 17th and the 18th century there was a struggle between the French and the British for the mastery of North America.The five nations of Iroquois were the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca.
    The Iroqouis Confederation is important because thats when the american indians came along to become a nation.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Seperation of Powers

    The Seperation of Powers were framers of the Constitution that were decided to base of the American governmental system. On this idea of three separate branches: executive, judicial, and legislative. The Seperation of Powers is basically the way the government works.
    This is important because this way of different types of goverenment make decisions on making the laws.
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    Colonial Legislatures

    The Colonial Legislatures were creating legislatures in the colonies, Americans were simply copying the governmental structure they lived under in England. The colonial legislatures were modeled on the English Parliament.
    This is important because this help us i many ways for our lifes in the United States.
  • Mayflower Compact Signed

    Mayflower Compact Signed
    The mayflower compact is one of the country's oldest and most famous charters. The Mayflower Compact was a covent or social contract. Which was when the Pilgrims agreed to prior to landing in the Plymouth, Massachussetts in 1620. The Mayflower compact was to establish the civil body authorized to be making laws and appoint officers.
    The Mayflower compact is important to have an agreement with others as if they were becoming one of our citizens.
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    Written Constitutions

    The Written Constitutions are a set of customs of traditions and rules which are set for the basics of the government on how they are operated and organized. They are the basic rights of every citizens.
    This is important because these were like the ways the government made our laws.
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    New England Confederation Approved

    The New England Confederation involves the diferent colonies. The colonies are Connecticut, New Haven, Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth Colony, someone from those places all met in Boston in 1643.This organization was to be composed of two delegates from each of the four member colonies.
    This was important because in New England was trying to get there rules for each others colonies.So they can be prepared and to let everyone know whats their rules and what they need.
  • Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
    The book Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes was sending a message about the human nature, life and work styles and the society. Thomas Hobbes is a philosopher. Hobbes defended a strictly materialist view of the world.
    The book is important because what thomas hobbes was trying to explain how the world was in his view during the time of 1651.
  • English Bill of Rights Established

    English Bill of Rights Established
    The English Bill of Rights has many ideas about the rights and government that was later in the declaration of independence, the constitution and the bill of rights. The English Bill of Rights was a very practical and specific document than the statement of the general constitutional principles.
    The English Bill of Rights is important because it is kind of like the Bill of Rights but the difference is that it was ratified by the parliament and it could be changed by them.
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    John Locke - Two Treatises of Government

    John Locke made a book called the Two Treaties of Government. In this book, Locke talks about the power of the government and the power that the kings have. Also he puts his own view of what was happening in his time.
    This book is important because it lets us know what was happening with the government and the powers during 1689-1690. And John Locke felt about the government.
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    The Enlightenment was thougth to be a use and a celebration of reason, which the power of man understands the universe and can improve his own conditions. Which the goals were of the rational of the men that considered the knowledege, freedom, and happiness.
    This is important because this was something that involves kind of the choices for men.
  • Adopted Albany Plan of Union

    Adopted Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a way to have the England and France. This was the purpose to be against the Indian nations.The plan was drafted to Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was anticipated for the the problems from the government such as finance, dealing with the indian tribes, the control of commerce and defense.
    The plan of Union was really important because it was to try to make an agreement between England, France and the Indian tribes.
  • Baron De Montesque - On the Spirit of Laws

    Baron De Montesque - On the Spirit  of Laws
    The book called On the Spirit of Laws was basically covering a wide range of topics in the politics, the law, sociology, and anthropology and providing more than 3,000 citations. This was a book that talks about the laws of what we have and whats going on.And he talks about the constitutionalism and the separation of powers, the abolition of slavery.
    This book had an impact on the U.S. because it had alot of information that we would wanted to know, like if it was a news paper to us.
  • Jean Jacque Rousseau - The Social Contract

    Jean Jacque Rousseau - The Social Contract
    The Social Contract is a doctrine which already had a long history in the struggle against the older view of the divine right of kings, namely, that the government gets its authority over us by a willing consent on our part, and not by the authorization of God.
    This book had an impact on the U.S. by the way Jean Jacque Rousseau wanted to let us know of what he thinks that we shall have each civil liberties and the proprietorship of all we posesse.
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    Sir John Blackstone - Commentaries on the Laws of England

    The Commentaries on the Laws of England was an influential 18th-century treatise on the common law of England. The commentaries was long regarded of the leading work on the development of English law and it played a role in the development of the American legal system.
    This was important because this is basically of how the English law was being created. Without this no one would know on like how to start the law in England.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    It was a gathering of representatives to discuss the intolerable acts of the British.They wanted to appear as united colonies in front of the the British with thier reply, they wanted to assert thier rights, they were not looking for independance. Thier objective was to compose a statement to identify the violations of the British parliment, and to convince them to restore those rights.they agreeded to boycot British products with no results to change polices. they blocked all fishing rights.
  • Second Continental Congress Meets

    Second Continental Congress Meets
    The Second Continental Congress was encouraging the colonies to adopt a new republican government. The congress plans were on issuing a declaration for setting forth the need to take up arms and to make the reasons for doing so in the next few months.
    In my opinion of why this was important was because this was trying to make their point of what was not accomplished in the first continential congress meet.
  • Declaration of Independence Signed

    Declaration of Independence Signed
    The Declaration of Independence has some of the most important philosophical ideas that is underlying our form of the government. The ideas are that have been familiar to almost everyone in the american colonies long before the revolutionary war.
    The Declaration of Independence is important because these are laws for us to let us know that we have the right to be free in some type of way.
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    Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation is rules of what the goverenment has for the United States. So we would have to follow up to those rules even the goverenment as well.
    The Article of Confederation is important because it tells us of the expetations for us to follow.
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    Ratification of the Constitution

    The constitution has the four stages of the ratification process. The four stages are the submission of the constitution to the confederation congress, transmission of the constitution by congress to the state of legeslatures, electron of deleates to convections in each state of constitution and last ratification by the conventions of at least nine of the thirteen states. t is important because its frome the constitution which the ratification was adopted.
  • Constitutional Convention Meets

    Constitutional Convention Meets
    The Constitutional Convention was occurring in Philadelphia. Where George Washington was unanimously elected president for the convention. The committee was appointed to the rules for the meeting. The farmers decided to ignore the instructions from the congress to limit the their work to amending the Article of Confederation. What the farmers discussed in the meeting should be kept a secret.
    This is important because this is where basically the farmers tried to make their point in the meeting.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is kind of similar to the English Bill of rights the only difference is that the Bill of Rights never changes. The Bill of Rights is a provision for the fundamental rights to protect the us citizens.
    The Bill of Rights is very important because it gives us the freedom of speech, the freedom of write and other types of freedoms in the United States.