Historical Foundations of our Republic
Updated: 2/11/2020
Historical Foundations of our Republic
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  • howdy! did you hear? us farmers can now have an active role in the government and elections!
  • REALLY?! that's great.
  • oh no... this means I will become enslaved?!
  • UNPAID DEBTS RESULT IN SLAVERY!!!
  • here, sir. you must sign this.
  • RULE OFLAW
  • OH NO! now i will no longer get to do whatever i want...
  • John Locke:
  • INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM>>>
  • i suggest that citizens should get to agree to be ruled and not just be pushed around by people who will not protect their rights.
  • I agree! The government should encourage the liberty of its people thus reducing the power of the government resulting as a limited government.
  • Baron de Montesquieu:
  • MAYFLOWER COMPACT
  • hooray! religious freedom!
  • ATTENTION EVERYONE, with this here agreement, we have established rules to keep our new community in order.
  • right now we are in the house of Burgesses.
  • we get to make laws.
  • there is also a lower house called a representative assembly.
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