Documents that influenced the U.S. Constitution (Magna Carta (One of its…
Documents that influenced the U.S. Constitution
One of its fundamental principles was rule of law
An agreement between King John 1199 – 1216 and a group of barons
It gave rights to the people and made the king follow his own laws
Charters of the Virginia Company of London
One of its basic principles was Democracy.
This document guaranteed rights for Englishmen in the colonies
Was written and signed in 1607 by king James
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
Written by Thomas Jefferson in 1779, adopted by Virginia in 1786.
Its main principle is limited government
This document give people the right to practice any religion
Virginia Declaration of Rights
One of its principles was Limited Government
This document tells us some of our basic rights
Written by George Mason and approved on June 12, 1776.
Declaration of Independence
The main principle here is consent of the governed
This document declared independence from England
Written by Thomas Jefferson.
Signed on July 6, 1776.
Articles of Confederation
the principle here is limited government
This document set up the first kind of nation for America
Written by the Founding Fathers in 1781