Influences on the Constitution

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to


  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Signed 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 Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    A 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 Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    The 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 Revoltion

    Glorious Revoltion
    A 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 Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Restricted 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 Locke

    John Locke
    Argued 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 Montesquieu

    Baron de Montesquieu
    Developed 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 Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Wrote "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.