Magna Carta• Magna Carta was wrote for Great Britain• It was wrote in June 15,1215• Its affect on the power of monarchies is considered the founding document of English liberties and hence American liberties• This is a form of “Rule of Law” because because the people with the most power could not over power it
Glorious Revolution• It took place in England in 1688• King William III took over as King• English Bill Of Rights started the Glorious Revolution
The English Bill of Rights The English Bill of Rights was written in 1689.• It began a trend in Europe against monarchy.• It gave more power to elected officials.
The Enlightenment The enlightenment was a philosophical movement of the 18th century.• It was rejected on traditional social, religious, and political ideas• Took place in the 18th century.• It is important because it rejected the idea that we should accept anything the Church says
Charles-Louis Montesquieu • Charles-Louis Montesquieu is from France• He is famous for his articulations of the separation of power.
John Locke He is from England.• He lived from August 29, 1632 to October 28, 1704.• Natural rights are rights that everyone has and no one can interfere with.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau He is from France.• His lived from June 28, 1712 to July 2, 1778.• The social contract is a theory that in early history no government existed.• Man made his own rules and laws to live by
Thomas Jefferson He is from Virginia.• Thomas Jefferson is most famous for writing the declaration of independence.• He switched the word "property" to "pursuit of happiness" because it was more of an universal term.