The people had forced king john to sign the document because it limited rights to all landholders- rights peoplethat eventually came to apply to all english people this document protected the nobles privilges and authority.
Pilgrims realized that they needed rules to survive in a new land.
They built a settlement called the plymouth hundreds of miles north of virginia.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
This was the first consitution.They elected they elected representatives from each town to make laws.
No government or king could have the right to have more power than parliament.
English Bill of Rights
This document further restricted the monarch's power.It also guaranteed free elections Parliament, the right to a trial, and the elimination of cruel and unusual punishments.
He argued that people had three rights life, liberty, and property that no government could take away.This three rights were called the Natural rights
Baron de Montesquieu
He had a idea of the separation of powers dividing the branches of government so no one can become too strong or threaten individual rights.
He said that people alone had the right to determine how they should be governed. the people agreed to obey the government as long as it protects their rights.