Historical foundations of our republic
Updated: 2/7/2020
Historical foundations of our republic
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  • Yayy!!
  • You don't have to own land to vote!
  • Hey Senate i think the new law that everyone should be treated equally is great!!
  • I don't care!
  • What are you signing King John?
  • I am signing the Magna Carta so the barons can have more rights
  • Montesquieu, what do you think needs to be in a government so it ensures liberty of its people
  • I believe they should create a system if checks and balances
  • I believe the power of the government should rest on the willing input of its people
  • What about you, Roussseau?
  • This is the Mayflower compact which is a document signed on the Mayflower ship. I am signing it to create the first agreement for self-government.
  • What is that and why are you signing it?
  • The house of Burgesses was the first representative assembly in the American colonies.
  • It was important because it became a symbol of representative government.
  • What is the house of Burgesses and why is it so important in the history of our republic.
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