Historical foundations of our republic
Updated: 2/7/2020
Historical foundations of our republic
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  • Only some of the slaves were freed. Why can't we jut free then all?
  • But they had no choice to become slaves. they were forced into it.
  • The only reason that they were freed was because of their debts.
  • I am very sorry Senate, I didn't know that you were in here.
  • Why am I not considered a citizen. I had no choice to become a slave. I do so much more work than the real citizens.
  • We are here to execute King Charles I for going above the law.
  • It was the Rule of Law. It lead to violent civil wars, and now my execution.
  • I am Montesquieu, and 2 things that you need to have in your government to ensure liberty of its people, are dividing political power, and a system of checks and balances.
  • I am John Locke, and I believe that the rulers need to have the consent of their subjects.
  • The Mayflower Compact was an adaptation of a Puritan Church covenant to a civil situation.
  • John Carver was elected as the first governor.
  • 41 men signed the Mayflower Compact.
  • The state called their lower house an assembly.
  • The House of Burgesses was the first representative assembly in Colonial America.
  • The leader was chosen by a king or a proprietor.
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