Documents that influences the US Constitution (Magna Carta (Rule of Law,…
Documents that influences the US Constitution
Rule of Law, limited government
an agreement between King John and a group of wealthy landowners that limited the King's powers and gave "rights" to Englishmen.
June 15, 1215 written by English Nobles
Charters of the Virginia Company of London
Limited Government, democracy
The King was given permission to start a new colony/government and promised the same rights to Englishmen and colonists.
1607, written by King James and colonists
Virginia Declaration of Rights
All Virginians had certain rights, inspiration for the 1st admendment
June 12, 1776 written by George Mason
Declaration of Independence
Consent of the Governed, limited government, rule of law
A list of complaints why the colonists were unhappy with English rule and it stated that all people are created equally.
July 6, 1776 written by Thomas Jefferson
Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom
You are free to worship whatever religion you want and you don't have to pay for church unless you want to.
written in 1779 by Thomas Jefferson
Articles of Confederation
consent of governed, limited government, representative government
Established the first form of national government and major powers resided with the with the states so the national government became really weak.
1781 written by the Founding Fathers