Colonial Influences

Colonial Influences

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  • Magna Carta 
  • You have too much power!
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Who is in charge?
  • English Bill of Rights
  • We want more rights!
  • The nobles that carry out the king's orders where angry, so they wrote the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was written in 1215. They wrote it because the king had too much power. They were trying to limit the power King John had and protected certain rights.
  • The Pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact. They wrote the document when they were headed for Virginia in 1620. They wrote it because they were now an independent colony and needed  a government. They were making a government to establish rules.
  • The British Parliament wrote the English Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was written in 1689. Parliament wrote it to further extend their rights in the government. The goal was to limit the king's powers even more which was accomplished.
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