Ideas that Influenced the Formation of American Government

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is a grant of rights chalanging the English monarch's athority. It was a statement of mens natural rights.
  • Mayflower compact

    Mayflower compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first document of the plymouth colony to maintain order.
  • Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment was a time period when people were starting to read and learn.The First printing press was made in the age of enlightenment.
  • state of nature

    state of nature
    The State of nature is theories describing the condition of humanity.
  • Two Treaties of Government

    Two Treaties of Government
    Two Treaties of Government is a book written by John Locke about his opinion of kings rights.The first treaty is about patriarcha or the monorchy and the second is about a mans natural rights.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights is separating royalty and lawmaking.
  • The spirit of the Laws

    The spirit of the Laws
    Montesquieu wrote The Spirit of Laws and spent about twenty years researching. There are many topics such as the law, polotics, sociology, anthopology, and more. This creats the separation of powers and is where the United States gets their three btranches.
  • social contract

    social contract
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote the social contract. The Social Contract has basicaly decided what is fair and what is not.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress was all the delegates from the thirteen colonies came together to govern the United to govern the United States.
  • book of Common sense

    book of Common sense
    Common Sense was a book written by Thomas Paine with an argument for the American colonists for freedom from the British.
  • Articals of confederation

    Articals of confederation
    The articals of confederation are the rules to how the national government are supposed to work. It said that there should be a local government for every state.
  • Natural Rights

    Natural Rights
    natural rights are the rights that all humans are said to hve no matter there culture or religion.