Founding Documents of the United States Constitution ( Declaration of…
Founding Documents of the United States Constitution
Declaration of Independence
1776 Thomas Jefferson
Consent of the Governed
all men are created equal. stated that they had the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Stated grievances (complaints) against the king.
Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
Basis for the 1st amendment (freedom of religion), sperated church and state
1779 by Thomas Jefferson
Charters of the Virginia Company of London
limited government, democracy
Established Jamestown as a colon and gave it a government. Also gave colonist same rights as English men.
1607 by King James and the colonist
Rules of law, Limited Government
First document to limit the king and force him to follow his own laws
1215 by English Barons
Articles of Confederation
consent of the governed, limited government, representative government
Established the first form of government, but failed to to weak central/federal government. COULD NOT TAX COULD NOT ENFORCE LAWS< ONE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT
1781 by Founding Fathers
Virginia Deceleration of Rights
inspiration for 1st amendment and bill of rights. shows that everyone was given the same responsibility's and rights.
1776 by Gorge Mason