Constitonal Influences

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to


  • Aug 11, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Noble forced King John to sign an greement nd give more nobles rights. The document and authority or ontrol,and also allowed certain rghts to all land hlders. The Magna Carta limite the power of th monarch by guaranteing that n one would be above the law,ot even the King or Queen
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Pilgrims realized they needed rules to goven over to surive in a new law. He came up with written plan or goverenment.
  • Fundamental Order of Connetitcut

    Fundamental Order of Connetitcut
    America's first written constitution, called for assembly of elected representatives and the popular election of governor and judges.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    Parliament removed King James II from the throne and replaced him with his daughter Mary and her husband. Peaceful transfer of power. No ruler would have more power then the Parliament.
  • English Bill of Right

    English Bill of Right
    Futher limited the monarch's power. We have free elections to parliament, right to a fair trial, and elimination of cruel and unusual punishment.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    Argued that people were born free, equal, and independent. The rights include life, liberty, and property.
  • Baron de Montesquieu

    Baron de Montesquieu
    Developed the idea known as separation of power. Dividing the goverenment into branches so that no one part can become powerful or threaten individual rights.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Wrote the social contract. Argued people alone had rights to decide how they should be governed.