Historical foundations of our republic 2
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late 400s BCE
Hi Pericles, do I have to own property to be elected ?
No, I ended the requirement of having to own property to be elected.
509 BCE-27 BCE
I'm a senator, and I don't care what you common people think
You have to listen to me because its the rule of law. Everyone is treated equally, no one is above the law, and laws must be fair.
It's going to create peace between King John and the monarchs and the barons. Parliament will work with the monarch to pass law.
King John just signed the Magna Carta.
Hi I'm John Locke, I believe rulers need to have the consent of their subjects. Subjects can take away their consent if the government did not protect their rights.
Hello I'm Thomas Hobbs, I believe government should have unquestioned political power. The rule of government should be absolute.
I'm one of the pilgrim leaders who drafted the Mayflour Compact to end conflict and preserve unity.
This is the first framework of our government in the territory and the first form of government in our country
The house of Burgess is the first legislature in America.
Yes, our lower house is called a representative house because it was elected by the colonist rather than chosen by the king or governer.
This is significant because it gave us a representative government.
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