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Growth of Self-Government
Updated: 10/17/2020
Growth of Self-Government
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  • Magna Carta
  • We want limited government!!!!
  • Sign the Magna Carta King John!
  • Virginia House of Burgesses
  • Who wants to elect a represenitive
  • I do!!!
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Ok sounds like a plan
  • Self Government
  • We should make rules and laws for ourselves.
  • Magna Carta, which means 'The Great Charter', is one of the most important documents in history as it established the principle that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial.
  • Fundamental orders of Connecticut
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  • The House of Burgesses was the elected representative element of the Virginia General Assembly, the legislative body of the Colony of Virginia. With the creation of the House of Burgesses in 1642, the General Assembly, which had been established in 1619, became a bicameral institution.
  • English Bill of Rights
  • English Bill of Rights
  • The Mayflower Compact, originally titled Agreement Between the Settlers of New Plymouth, was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the male passengers of the Mayflower, consisting of separatist Puritans, adventurers, and tradesmen
  • The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council on January 14, 1639 O.S. The fundamental orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers. They wanted the government to have access to the open ocean for trading.
  • The English Bill of Rights was an act signed into law in 1689 by William III and Mary II, who became co-rulers in England after the overthrow of King James II. The bill outlined specific constitutional and civil rights and ultimately gave Parliament power over the monarchy
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