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jillian wendel

on 31 October 2014

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Documents That Influenced The Constitution
Magna Carta
June 15, 1215
The Magna Carta was written by a group of 13th century barons to protect their rights and their properties from the tyrannical king. Served to inspire and justify action in liberty's defense.
1. Colonist believed they were entitled to the same rights as an englishman.
2. Magna Carta's fundamental tenets provided the outline for modern democracies.
3. American revolutionaries incorporated many of the Magna Carta's ideas into another important piece of parchment – the U.S. Constitution.
Mayflower Compact
November 11, 1620
First governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the Separatists, sometimes referred to as the "Saints", fleeing from religious persecution by King James of England. The original document was lost and has never been found.
1. Showed the framers of the constitution that they had to provide for the common good of the people.
2. Opened the way to democracy for America and the ideals of self-governance and equality for all are standards we still live by today.
3. It is the underlying document providing Freedom of Religion and the Freedom of Speech in the United States.

English bill of Rights
December 16, 1689
The English Bill of Rights was a British Law, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain that declared the rights and liberties of the people and settling the succession of the king and queen following the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
1. Led to the 1689 Mutiny Act and the Quartering Act.
2. The English Bill of Rights of 1689 and its influence on the colonies and the Constitution of the United States.
3. clearly established that the monarchy could not rule without consent of Parliament.

Three-Fifths Compromise
A compromise between delegates from the southern states and from the north states during 1787. When the debate was over the slaves would be counted as only 3/5 of a person.

The Great Compromise
July 16, 1787
Under Franklen's leadership the convention appointed a "Grand committee" to try to resolve their disagreements. Roger Sherman suggested what came to be known as the great compromise. a compromise is an argument between 2 or more sides in which each side gives up some of what it wants.

By: Monika + Jilli
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