Social contract

Ideas that Influenced American Government

By ColeC
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is an English charter, and it was the first to forced on a king. You can still find the Magna Carta on the statute "books of England and Wales".
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first document written in the plymouth colony.
  • Two Treatise of Government

    Two Treatise of Government
    The first one outlines the role of the monarchy.The second one talks about a political theory based on natrual rights.Written by Jhon locke.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Bill Of Rights
    Is an act of the english parliment which says the rights and lirmits of english parliment. The rquirements of these rights also applied to the king.
  • Natural Rights

    Natural Rights
    These are basic rights that every one in society has. No government can deny these rights.
  • Spirit of Laws

    Spirit of Laws
    A treatsie on political theory by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. This soon went on to inspire the Founding Fathers on writing the United States Constitution.
  • Social Contract

    Social Contract
    A list of social rights written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Where societies abide to common rules or duties.
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    Continental Congress

    It was a group of delegates from the thirteen colonies. They were the governing bodies of U.S and the American Revolution.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A phamplet written by thomas paine during the american revolution. At the time had largest sales in american history.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The articles of confederation were the first written plan or constiution for the U.S
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    Age Of Enlightenment

    It was an intelectual movement in the 18th century in Europe. The center of this enlightenment was France.
  • State of Nature

    State of Nature
    Mentioned in the social contract