Influences on the Constitution

By dariusp
  • Period: Sep 19, 1200 to

    Influences on the Constitution

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

      Magna Carta
    The Noble's forced King John to sign an agreement.
    Rights included equal treatment under the law by one's peers.
    It also granted certain rights to all landholders rights that eventually came to all English people.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    This document restricted the monarch's power .It also guaranted free elections to Parliament ,the right to fair trail,and the elimination of cruel and unasual punishments.
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    The first developed American's written document. This called for a assembly elected representivties and religious beliefs.The popular election governor and judges.They left Massachusetts and realized they had to write up a plan to govern themselves and this became the first written document.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    Paraliment removed King James 2 from the throne and invited his daughter Mary and her husband William to rule instead.Paraliment demonstrated that now no monarch is higher.
    this change of power is glorious revolution and from this time on no rulrer would be higher than paraliment
  • English Bill Of Rights

    English Bill Of Rights
    This document restricted the monarch's power.It also guaranted free elections to Paraliament,the right to a fair trail,and the elimination of cruel and unsual punishments.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    Agured that people were born free,equal,and indepedent.They also possed rights called natural rights which included life,liberty,and property that no government could take away.Who also supported Glorious Revoulution.
  • Baron de Montesquieu

    Baron de Montesquieu
    Developed the idea about dividing up of branches also know as seperation of powers that divided up the government into different parts to balance each other so that no one can become to strong or threaten of indivdual rights.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Wrote The Social Conract, that "man is born free,yet everywhere he is found in chains."Rousseau was referring to large number of people alone had the right to determine how they wanted to be governed.