ideas that influenced the formation of the government

  • Aug 28, 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
    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony.
  • State Of Nature

    State Of Nature
    A political philosophy term.
  • Two Treatise of Government

    Two Treatise of Government
    A work of political phylosophy published by John Locke.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was passed on December 16th, 1689.
  • Natural Rights

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

    Spirit of Laws
    Was tretise on political theory. Written by Baron de Montesquieu.
    Constistutionalism, seperation of powers( the three branches of government), and slavery.
  • social contract

    social contract
    The social contract was published in 1762. Jean jatquas rousseau.
  • Enlightenment

    Was an elite movement in the 18th century Europe. The movement was to advance knowledge.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    It is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was published during the American Revolutionary war.
  • Articales of Confederation

    Articales of Confederation
    Was the first written constitution.