Past Ideas that Influenced the Formation of America.

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta is an English charter, originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the colonists, later together known to history as the Pilgrims.
  • Enlightenment

    The age of Enlightenment was an elite cultural movement of intellectuals in 18th century.
  • Natural Rights

    The theory of natural law is closely related to the theory of natural rights. During the Age of Enlightenment, natural law theory challenged the divine right of kings, and became an alternative justification for the establishment of a social contract, positive law, and government — and thus legal rights
  • The Two Treatises of Government

    The Two Treatises of Government
    The Two Treatises of Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. It ended the civil Government. It also outlines monarchy.
  • English Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights is an Act of the Parliament of England.
  • State of Nature

    State of nature is a term in political philosophy used in social contract theories to describe the hypothetical condition of humanity before the state's foundation. Was created in the 1700's or 17th century.
  • Comman Sense

    Common sense, as described by Merriam-Webster, is defined as beliefs or propositions that most people consider prudent and of sound judgment.
  • The Spirit of the Laws

    The Spirit of the Laws
    The Spirit of the Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin.
  • Social Contract

    The social contract is an intellectual device intended to explain the appropriate relationship between individuals and their governments.
  • Articals of Confederation

    the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was the first written constitution or plan of government of the United States of America and specified how the national government was to operate.