Historical Foundations of our Republic
Updated: 2/9/2020
Historical Foundations of our Republic
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  • Pericles banned the law that you have to own land to be a government leader.
  • I wish I could be a leader in government but I dont own land
  • Under the Twelve Tables, a person is not allowed to lie or bribe a judge in court.
  • I think the person in court lied.
  • Under the English Bill of Rights, the king had to work with Parliament.
  • Under the Magna Carta, the King lost absolute power and had to answer to the nobles.
  • I, John Loke, believe that people are born natural rights of life, liberty, and property.
  • I, Rousseau, believe that society and governments must respect the rights of the people.
  • We landed outside the jurisdiction of the charter we were granted
  • We will write the Mayflower Compact based on self- governance and common consent
  • The House of Burgesses creates laws for Virginia.
  • Many leaders in the House of Burgesses moved towards independence from England, such as Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson
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