Ideas that Influenced the Formation of American Government

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Various new copies made throughout time. Is an English Charter to require King John of England to proclaim certain liberties.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Was the first government document of Plymoth Colony. Is a basic set of rules and laws.
  • State of Nature

    State of Nature
    Is a political philosophy term. And used in therioes of the Social Contract
  • Two Treatises of Government

    Two Treatises of Government
    Writin by John Locke. First treatsie was for the Government, the second was for normal people.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Was a act of the Parliment of England. The first time people get rights for themselves and limits the power of kings.
  • Natural Rights

    Natural Rights
    Challenged the right of kings. Human rights is closely related to natural rights.
  • Spirit of Laws

    Spirit of Laws
    Was a treatsies on political theroys. Was written by Montesquie. the three brances of government was derived from this.
  • Social Contract

    Social Contract
    Talks about what is and isnt fair. Was written by Jean Jacques Rousseau.
  • Enlightenment

    Was an elite movement in 18th century Europe. The movement was to advance knowledge.
  • Contienintal Congress (1st)

    Contienintal Congress (1st)
    Brief metting in carpenders hall in philadelphia. It had 56 delagates of twelve of the 13 colonies
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. Benjamin Franklin helped Thomas publish and edit it.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Located in the National Archives. It's purpose was the Constutution of the United States.