Period: Jan 1, 1200 to
Jun 15, 1215
Magna CartaSigned by King Jhon, it limited the power of the monarch by guaranteeing that no one would be above the law.
The president cannot do whatever he wants and still has to follow the law.
Mayflower CompactA written plan for governemnt signed by 41 of the men abored the Mayflower, establisehd a tradition of direct democracy and because of this, people can voice there opinions.
Fundamental Orders of ConnecticutThe fundamental Orders of Connecticut called for an assebly of elected representatives from each town to make laws and for the popular election of government and judges.
In the U.S, there are two representative from each state that com etogther and vote.
Glorious RevoltionA peacefull transfer or power between King James II and his daughter Mary
When people are removed from their position, it is done in a peacefull manner.
English Bill of RightsRestricted the monarchs power, guaranteed free elctions to parliament, and the elimination of cruel and unusual punishments.
You get the chance to prove yourself not guilty, but if so, youll usually end up in jail, instead of maybe getting tortured.
John LockeArgued that people were born free, equal, and independant. Possesed rights called natural rights, to life, liberty, and property that no government could take away.
We also beleive in teh same things, the rights to life liberty, and the persuit of happiness.
Baron de MontesquieuDeveloped the idea about dividing the branches of government into different parts to balance each other.
There are three branches of government, the executive, legislative, and judicial. They must all agree in order to pass a law.
Jean-Jacques RousseauWrote "man is born free yet everywhere he is foun in chains" He refers to the people in Europe living under oppressive governments and argued that people alone had the right to determine how they should be governed.
We get the oppertunity to elect out leaders and have a say on what they think.