Founding Documents of the United States Constitution (Magna Carta (Rule…
Founding Documents of the United States Constitution
Rule of Law, Limited Government
First document to limit the king, forced them to follow his own rules
It was written on 1215 by English Barons
Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
Was the basis for the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. It gives citizens the right to worship what they want.
Written by Tomas Jefferson in 1779
Declaration of Independence
Consent of the governed, Rule of Law, Limited Government
It had a list of grievances and problems of the people and stated that all people created have unalienable rights; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Written by Thomas Jefferson on July 6, 1776.
Virginia Declaration of Rights
This document became the basis for the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. It promised the people of Virginia two freedoms we have right now from the first amendment.
Written by George Mason on June 12, 1776.
Articles of confederation
Consent of the governed, limited government, representative government
First form of government. Very weak national (central) government, states had most powers; could not tac, could not enforce laws, one branch of government.
Written by the Founding Fathers in 1781
Charter of Virginia Company of London
Limited government, democracy
This document promised colonists the same rights as they had at home. This document also stated that they would be treated fairly. It gave colonists the permission to set up a colony.
Written by King James in 1607