Social Studies

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    This English Charter was published in 1215 and updated in the 13th century. It had rules for "freemen".
  • State Of Nature

    State Of Nature
    It is a term in political philosophy. It uses Romans 2:12-16 and is to be followed by the Jewish nation.
  • Mayflower Contract

    Mayflower Contract
    The origional version was hand written by William Bradford. The original document was lost.
  • Enlightenment

    This was created in 18th centry Europe. It was created to moblize the power of reason to reform society.
  • Two Treatise of Government

    Two Treatise of Government
    It was published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The first part is about ...... and the second part is about natural rights.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    It lays down limits on power. This became very big in England.
  • Spirt of Laws

    Spirt of Laws
    This is one of Montesquieu's works. It has to do with censorship and creates the seperation of power. This is where we get our three branches of goverment.
  • Social Contract

    Social Contract
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau created the Social Contract in 1762. This says that citizens can change laws and leaders throught a vote.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    Old, rich, white, men met from 1774 to 1789 to dicuss Britian's prices and monney. They lacked power.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    1781 was the last year the Articals of Confederation was published in the United States. They didn't want a king telling eveyone what to do, but was later replaced by the constitution and a president.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine. This piece was the first to be published in another country.
  • Natural Rights

    Natural Rights
    John Locke dicussed natural rights in his work.