English Coloines

Jonathan vicknair

House of Burgesses

The house of burgesses was established in 1619, it was the first place to establish laws. Jamestown met there once a year to make laws and have other meetings.

What is the significance of the Virginia House of Burgesses?

The Virginia House of Burgesses, constructed the America today and our government is based off of it.

How is our government today similar to the Virginia House of Burgesses?

They had a meeting once a year to discuss things, and our government every about 4-8 years pick a new president.

English bill of rights

The English Bill of Rights is an English precursor of the U.S Constitution Bill Of Rights. It was established in 1689 to limit the power of the English sovereign, which led to the United States Bill Of Rights

What Is the signifigance of the English Bill of Rights?

To limit powers, and to stop cruel and unusual punishment.

What influence did the English Bill of Rights have on our government?

It led to the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, and eight Amendments.



Magna Carta

The Magna Carta was written in 1215 by the group of 13th-century barons to protect there rights, and limit the kings powers. But most of the time the king didn't fallow the rules or he changed the rules.

How did the Magna Carta influence American government?

We the people have our own rights and we have laws to limit the presidents powers.

What Right of a citizen do we have today that is a direct influence of the Magna Carta?

We have the right to vote and speak freely.

Mayflower Compact, 1620

The Mayflower Compact was signed in 1620 by English Colonists, so the pilgrims could have a self government.

What is the signifigance of the Mayflower Compact?

It let the pilgrims have a self government and have their own laws.

What was the purpose of the Mayflower Compact?

It was made to prevent dissent amongst puritans and non-separatists pilgrims.

Fundamental order of Connecticut 1639

The Fundamental Order of Connecticut, was the first written constitution in North America, written by Purtian Clergymen. In 1662 they put and had to have gods name in it.

What is the signifigance of the Fundamental Order of Connecticut.

To order dispose of people's affairs.

How are the ideas of the fundamental order of Connecticut similar to our government today?

We have a constitutional government and we have laws and orders.


colonial Rights have changed over time from simple to complicated and the laws are still changing today.