The Mayflower Compact was written in 1620 by the pilgrims. It was written because the ship crashed on land and they had to establish a totally new government, so they were trying to create some sort of order within the chaos. The document created a government and it created a self-government, which help create order and a government.
The English Bill of Rights was written in 1689 by the British . It was written so that the powers that the king had would be limited. This document helped limit the powers of the king and because of this document the people had more freedom and power to do what they wanted to do.
The Cato's Letters were written in the 1720's by Cato the Elder and Cato the Younger. They wrote these letters so that they could express their opinions about the different freedoms they wanted to have. The document was very influential in the 13 colonies and helped people learn to voice their opinions.