Ideas that Influenced the Formation of American Government

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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is a English charter. Magna Carta was the first document forced onto an English King.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    First governing document of Plymouth colony.
  • Natural rights

    Natural rights
    Natural rights are extinct to philosophers. The things we should be able to use are Natural Rights.
  • Enlightenment

    It was an elite movement to mobilize the power in order to reform in society and advance knowledge.
  • State of Nature

    State of Nature
    A term in political philooshy used in social contract therios to decribe human foundation.
  • Two Treatise of Government

    Two Treatise of Government
    Work of political philosophy. Was written by John Locke. The first treatise is about the role of the monarchies. The second treatsise is about the natural rights.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Its an act of Parliment of England.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    Was a convention of delegates called together from the 13 colonies and it became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.
  • Spirit of Laws

    Spirit of Laws
    Is a treatise on political theroy first published anomously by Charles de Secondat. This creates the Speraton of powers which is the Three Branches of Government idea.
  • Social Cotract

    Social Cotract
    This book is about the Social Contract and is about a person's political obligation. This book was written by Jean Jacque Rousseau.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Pamplet written by Thomas Paine. Written during the American Revolution.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Waas the first written Constitution or plan of goverment in the United States. The first rule of law.