Constitutional Influences Timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to


  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Nobles had forced King John to sign an agreement saying there would be equal treatment under the law, and trial by ones peer. This also protected the nobles priviledges and authority. This influences us since the President doesn't have all power and cannot go above the law
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    This was a docment agreeing to a government and laws in the new land. Thi influences us today because we need a government and laws to survive.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    This was a document signed by pilgrims being persecuted for their religious beliefs. This was the first written constitution. This said that we would have elections for representatives, governors and judges. This influences us since we have electons for representatives, governors, and judges
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    King James was removed from the throne by parliament, it was a peaceful transfer. This showed that the king was stronger than the king. This influences us since when we have a new president it is a peaceful transfer.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    This was a docuent that further restricted the monarch's power. This ave elections to parliaments, fair trials, and cruel and unuasual punishments. This was also how it influneced us today.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    He was an enlightenment thinker. He believed that everyne had natural rights to life, lierty, and property. We were born with rights as well. Thomas Jefferson took his words but replaced property with the pursue of happiness
  • Baron de Montesquieu

    Baron de Montesquieu
    He was an enlightenment thinker. He had an idea that Government should be divided into different branches to balance power. This influenced us since we have branches in goernment, Executive, Legislative, and Judical
  • Jean-Jacqus Rousseau

    Jean-Jacqus Rousseau
    He was an enlightenment thinker. He wrote the social contract and believed every was free.