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Magna Carta (1215)
We will happily limit your power!
This is getting chaotic. Let's just self-rule ourselves!
English Bill of Rights (1689)
Everyone has to obey the law. Even the king!
The nobles wanted to limit the king/queen's power and give some of that power to the nobles.
Ideas of John Locke
If the pilgrims wanted to survive, they need to self-rule and include the idea of the social contract.
Ideas of Montesquieu
We need to separate the powers!
Parliament decided that nobody is above the law. Not even the king can break the laws.
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Every human being gets natural rights.
EVERYONE GETS NATURAL RIGHTS
Montesquieu wanted to divide power into three different branches.
Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet convincing the people to rebel against Great Britain.
REBEL AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN!!