We will build a new government once we reach the shore!
The English Bill of Rights
Honor our rights!
-The Magna Carta was written by nobles angry at King John and was written in 1215. -They wrote it because they were angry with the king for trying to be too powerful. They were trying to limit the power of the king and protect certain rights for the nobles.
-The Mayflower Compact was written by Pilgrim leaders in 1620. -They wrote the document in order to establish a government. They wanted to create a system that could serve the common good in their new home.
-The English Bill of Rights was written by England's Parliament in 1689. They wrote it because the King was still too powerful. They wanted to limit the king's power even more and give more rights to Parliament and the people.