Ideas that Influenced the Formation of American Government

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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is a English charter originaly issued in 1215, aand was later reissued in the 13th century. The Magna Carta was the first document that was forced on to an England King. The Magna Carta is a document that shows natural rights of men.
  • State of Nature

    State of Nature
    State of Nature is a contract that people used befor they got a state foundation.
  • Natural Rights

    Natural Rights
    Natural Rights are rights and freedom that all people are entitled to.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Mayflower Compact was written by the colonist, but later called the Pilgrams, who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. It was signed on November 11th 1620.
  • Enlightenment

    The center of Enlightenment was france, where it was based in salons and culminated.
  • Two Treatise of Government

    Two Treatise of Government
    The Two Treatise of Government is a wok of Political philosophy published by John Locke in 1689. The first Treatise is about the pateryarch, and the second Treatise is about natural righs.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was passed by Parliamment on December 16th 1689. It was a re-statement of the Declaration of Rights. The roals cant interfear with the law.
  • Spirit of Laws

    Spirit of Laws
    Spirit of Laws is a treaties on political theory. It was published by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. This creates the separation of powers, and this is where the three branches of government comes from.
  • Social Contract

    Social Contract
    The Social Contract was an important device that was used to explain the appropriate relationship ( whats fair and whats not fair ) between individuals and their government.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates that were formed from The Thirteen Colonies, these people became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Comman Sense is a pamphelet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published on January 10th, 1776, during The American Revolution.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Article of Confederation was first The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union but then changed names. It was drafted in 1776 but not formally ratified tell 1781.