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What was the purpose of the Magna Carta in 1215?
Signed by the King of England, it limit the government, provided for fair trials and consent for new taxes.
Can't be imprisoned without a trial
What was the Virginia House of Burgesses?
The elected first representative government in the colonies.
If I have a say, I'll work harder.
What is a burgess?
An elected representative
Patrick Henry and George Washington were both one of these.
Why was the Mayflower Compact signed in 1620?
Since the colonists landed in an area that was not under British rule, they decided that the men should sign an agreement about how they should govern themselves.
Where was the rule of law first seen in the British colonies?
In the Mayflower Compact