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Founding Documents of the United States Constitution
Wrote by English Nobles and Englishmen
Established the Rule of Law principle
2 Main ideas are that everyone is subject to law, even the king, and guarantees rights to individuals for a fair trial.
Charters of the VA Co. of London
Charters issued in 1606
Chartered by King James 1
The Consent of The Governed principle was achieved with this document as the King guaranteed the rights of Englishmen to the colonists.
The main ideas of the charters were that it could allow the protecting of the rights of Englishmen and the ability to establish an English colony in the New World.
VA Declaration of Rights
Approved on June 12, 1776
Written by George Mason
You could say that the Consent of he Governed is represented in this document because it protects Virginians' Freedom of Expression.
The main ideas of the VA Declaration of Rights include protecting Virginians' freedom of expression and obtaining happiness and safety.
VA Declaration of Religious Freedom
Written in 1779
Author was Thomas Jefferson
The principle of separation of church and state is included in this document
The Main ideas included in this document are the separation of church and state and that people should be able and free to worship as they please.
Articles of Confederation
Established in November 15, 1777
Written by Benjamin Franklin
Many principles are found in this document including Separation of Powers, Limited Government, and Federalism.
The main ideas of the Articles of Confederation was to preserve the independence and sovereignty of the states.The weak central government established by the Articles received only those powers which the former colonies had recognized as belonging to king and parliament.
Bill of Rights
Ratified December 15, 1791
Written by James Madison
The main principle found in the Bill of Rights was Due Process.
The main point of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee the civil rights and liberties of an individual.
Signed September 17, 1787
Written by James Madison
Principles like popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, federalism, checks and balances, republicanism, and individual rights are all found in the Constitution.
There are many ideas included in the constitution. An example of some are the principles already stated like limited government and Consent of the Governed and many more.