Magna Carta: The nobles had forced King John to sign the Magna Carta to limit the government's power. The Magna Carta had the ideas of: Limited Gov't, Rule of Law, Due Process, and Rights.
Sounds like good natural rights to me!
ife, iberty, and (Property)
Mayflower Compact: The Mayflower Compact created a self government which provided order and protected rights. It has the ideas of: Self Government and Rule of Law. This shows the thinking of making a self-govt.
We have to divide the power of the government!
English Bill of Rights: The English Bill of Rights expanded the powers of the English Parliament and the rights of the people, as well as further, limited the rights of the King. It has the ideas of: Limited Gov't, Rights, Due Process, and Rule of Law. This shows two members of Parliament writing it.
Thomas Paine: Common Sense
American Colony, 1776
John Locke: John Locke's theory of Natural Rights were: Life, Liberty, and Land, or property. According to his theory of gov't, a social contract existed between the people and their gov't.
Montesquieu: Had the idea of Separation of Powers, and Checks and Balances, as shown. Separation of Powers: Division of power among the different branches to stop the government from becoming too powerful. Checks and Balances: The branches of gov't are balanced and can limit the power of each other.
Three Branches it is!
Thomas Paine: Thomas Paine made a pamphlet that convinced colonists to support the fight for the independence from Great Britain (England). The image shows a mnemonic to remember what he is known for.
It "Paines" me to that you have no common sense about 1776!