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  • Magna Carta
  • Mayflower Compact
  • English Bill of Rights
  • The Founding Fathers used Magna Carta (limited the power of the King of England and Protected the rights of the nobles) for Limited Govt, Rights, Rule of Law, and Due Process.
  • John Locke's ideas
  • The Founding Fathers used The Mayflower Compact ( Created a Govt that would provide order and protect the rights) for, the Self Govt, and Rule of Law.
  • Montesquieu's ideas
  • The Founding Fathers used The English Bill of Rights ( Expanded the powers of the English Parliament and the rights of the people, limited the rights of the King) for Limited Govt, Rights, Due Process, and the Rule of Law.
  • Common Sense
  • The Founding Fathers used John Locke's ideas of Social Contract ( an agreement among the people to set up a government and obey its laws) to argue that they had the right to declare independence and break away from England since the government was not protecting their rights.
  • The Founding Fathers used Montesquieu's ideas of Separation of Powers ( The division of powers among the different branches of govt) are Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
  • The Founding Fathers used Common Sense ( Convince the American colonists to support becoming independent from England) for Self Govt and rights.
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