Ideas that Influenced the Formation of American Government

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    It was an English charter and was reissued in the 13th century.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    it was the first governing document of Plymouth colony.
  • State of Nature

    State of Nature
    A term in the political piloshophy used in the social contract
  • TwoTreatises of Government

    TwoTreatises of Government
    A work of political philosphy published by John Locke. It's about an arguement.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was passed by parliment.
  • The Spirit of the Laws

    The Spirit of the Laws
    It was made from treatise and political theory. It was created by Montesquieu. This seperates the powers and divides the three branches of government.
  • Social Contract

    Social Contract
    The social contract was created by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau It shows what is fair and what is not.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    It was the convention of the delegates called together from the thirteen colonies.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    It was written by Thomas Paine. It was Published during the American Revolution.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    It was the first constitution or plan of government in the U.S.
  • Natural Rights

    Natural Rights
    It is considered to be self-evident and universal.
  • Age of Enlightment

    Age of Enlightment
    It was the time of the elite cultural movement. It has taken place in the 18th century.