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English agreement that guaranteed certain rights; influenced the U.S. Bill of Rights' protection of individual rights
Magna Carta (1215)
English agreement that guaranteed certain rights; influenced the U.S. Bill of Rights' protection of individual rights.
English Bill of Rights (1689)
Signed by many Pilgrims on their way to New World; they agreed to create a new government and abide by its laws; helped establish idea of self-government
Mayflower Compact (1620)
Influential pamphlet written by Thomas Paine; urged Americans to declare their independence
Common Sense (1776)
Written by Thomas Jefferson; announced the separation of the colonies from England
Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
1st U. S. government; eventually failed because the national government was too weak
Articles of Confederation
Blueprint for the American government
Constitution (written in 1787)
Series of essays about the nature of government by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay; written to help get the Constitution ratified
The Federalist (1787-1788)
first 10 amendements; guarantees individual rights
Bill of Rights (adopted 1791)
Presidential message that said that Europe should not interfere in the affairs of Latin America and the U.S. would not interfere in European affairs
Monroe Doctrine (1823)
Executive order given by Abraham Lincoln; it freed all of the slaves in the Confederacy
Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 1, 1863)