Magna Carta

Monday, June 15th 1215 at 12am

England at Runnymede

why it was created- King John was one of the worst kings and would tax people to pay for his own stuff, do harsh punishment the Barons demanded that he obey the law and he was forced to negotiate.

effects of the document- most of the documents causes talked about mid evil rights but is a symbol of liberty. The most famous part of the magna carta is the law that is still used today is a free mans right to justice and a free trial so not anyone could be thrown in jail over nothing. But at that time many men were presents and under control of their owners. the Pope denied until King John died then by the next King Henry III he reissued until it was finally part of English law.

Impact of Document on the US- Magna Carta is a bases off of Human Rights laws and Declaration of Independence and is a symbol of liberty still today.

Link- http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/magna_01.shtml

What is Magna Carta?
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Enlightenment Philosophers

Wednesday, Jan. 1st 1620 at 12am

Western Europe

These Philosophers made theories based on how people act and are and applied that to laws and how the government should be set up.

Mayflower Compact

Wednesday, Nov. 11th 1620 at 12am

On the Mayflower

Historical Context A group of religious europeans came on the mayflower to US but were aiming a little lower. The compact was a social contract in a form of a covenant sworn before god and agreed with following the government. The document was made for their own survival.

effects- helped them create a republic and democracy and they gained religious freedom and they did force theory knowing they need to be govern

Impact of Document on the US is often referred to the corner stone of american government

link- http://mayflowerhistory.com/mayflower-compact/

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Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Monday, Jan. 24th 1639 at 12am

Connecticut River Towns (Hartford Wendsor and Chesterfield)

Historical Context-it has a set of laws they based on a orderly government according to god. They want to limit the power of the chief person and there would be other people will have to watch him and they choose the people that run the colony and they have a court that runs the laws so basically kept the different powers of government separate.

effects- an organized government that is fair

Impact of Document on the US- the document is often called the first written constitution in america we still use that one person doesn't technically have all the power and there is other people who govern him

link- http://connecticuthistory.org/the-fundamental-orders-of-connecticut/

Mayflower Compact and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut News Report
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English Bill of Rights

Tuesday, Feb. 1st 1689 at 12am

Parliamentary Archives

historical context- create separation of power, limits the powers of the king and queen, enhances the democratic election and starts freedom of speech.

Results/Effects of Document- It basically garnered rights and shrunk the rights of people with the crown

Impact of Document on the US- the US bill of rights was modeled after the English Bill of rights.

link- http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp

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Stamp Act

Friday, March 22nd 1765 at 12am

North American Colognes

Historical Context: British decided the American colognes needed to tax them to helped pay off the debt from the french and indian war. It required all the paper used in the colognes to be imported from London.

Effects: The act was appealed within a year. First was the sugar act to try to stop the smuggling. Then came the Stamp act citizens in England already payed the stamp act. People started mops because the stamp act didn't have proper approval.

How it effected US: It caused the American Revolution.

Link: http://www.history.org/history/teaching/tchcrsta.cfm

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Boston Tea Party

Tuesday, Nov. 16th 1773 at 12am

Boston, Massachusetts

Historical Context: the Boston Tea Party happened because of “taxation without representation”. The American colonists believed Britain was unfairly taxing them to pay for expenses during the French and Indian War. The colonists believed Parliament did not have the right to tax them because the American colonies were not represented in Parliament.

Impact On US

Link: http://history.howstuffworks.com/revolutionary-war/boston-tea-party4.htm

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Declaration of Independence

Thursday, July 4th 1776 at 12am

National Archives

Historical Context:The Declaration of Independence was written to explain why the colonists had a right to revolt against and become independent from England. The colonists largest complaint was that rules were being passed in England that affected their life in the colonies, but the colonists had no way in England to voice their opinions of the colonists when the laws were being passed.

Effects: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, All Men are Created Equal, Being independent from the British

Impact on the US: The Declaration of Independence gave people the right to be free an be their own individual (life liberty and the pursuit of happiness)

Link: http://www.surfnetkids.com/independenceday/268/effects-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

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Articles of Confederation

Saturday, Nov. 15th 1777 at 12am

13 Colonies

Historical Context: The first National Government of United States and it was an agreement among all thirteen original states in the United States of America that served as its first constitution. It was a weak federal government because there was no executive branch and just a one branch and to pass a law they needed 9 of 13 states to agree.

Effects: each state kind of was on their own the states had more power than the government

Impacts on the US: the US made a stronger government that more effective and more levels of the government

link http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/articles.html

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Shay’s Rebellion

Thursday, June 1st 1786 at 12am

Massachusetts, United States

Historical Context: The last year of the articles of confederation and the Shay's rebellion really showed that the articles of confederation wasn't good, Effects: Rebellion crushed, and problems of Federal authority linked to the Articles of Confederation spur U.S. Constitutional Convention Impact on the US. these state policies discouraged trade wit other states limiting growth he uprising fizzled out, but many Americans realized the central government would not be prepared for another popular uprising a call to send delegates to a convention was ordered in 1787

link http://www.history.com/topics/shays-rebellion

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