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Updated: 10/16/2020
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  • Magna Carta (1215)
  • Too much power King John!
  • That's not fair!
  • Mayflower Compact (1620)
  • We should create a self government
  • English Bill of Rights (1689)
  • Should we limit the rights to our king?
  • Limited government, rights, due process, and rule of law. This limited the King's power. (Trial by Jury)
  • John Locke's ideas
  • Life, Liberty and Property
  • Agreement among the individuals. Created a govt that would provide order and their rights. Self government, Rule of Law.
  • Montesquieu's ideas
  • We need 3 branches called Legislative, Executive, and Judicial
  • Expanded the powers of English parliament and the rights of the people. Limited the rights of the king. (Due process and Rule of Law)
  • Common Sense (1776)
  • My name is Thomas Paine, read this pamphlet!
  • Natural Law, Natural Rights- Life, Liberty, and Property. Social Contract- An agreement among the people to set up a govt and obey laws. Citizens pay taxes and obey laws. Government Protects rights and safeguard liberties.
  • Separation of powers, Checks and Balances. Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch.
  • Convince the American colonists to support becoming independent from England. Self Govt Rights (Pamphlet)