Essay about Constitution Timeline

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States operate from various powers, policies, and laws created within each state’s government, but the entire United States of America operates under a fundamental law. This law is the only law known to be the highest law of the land and it is the United States Constitution. The Constitution has proposed such remarkable power from documents and events that it holds such significance not only in the United States of America, but also other countries. The purpose of this paper is to create a chronological narrative delineating the significance of documents and events that has place an impact on the U.S. Constitution. In 1215 a charter was signed by King John that placed limits over his royal power. King John the ruler of England wanted to …show more content…
In 1620 the Pilgrims decided to set sail away on a ship known as the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower was to take the Pilgrims to a land of freedom, Virginia in which the journey leads them to Massachusetts instead. By contract, this land was not the correct place; therefore, the initial contract was invalid. In the place of the contract that was invalid colonist decided to create a contract for themselves while on the Mayflower that would allow them to establish their own authority (Mount, 2010). This contract became signified as the Mayflower Compact, a contract that highlighted the ideas of John Locke. In the Compact, the signers agreed to bind themselves into a society to preserve order and to help further their aims. They agreed to create offices, laws, and constitutions that will aid the common good. Finally, they agreed that such laws would be supreme and agreed to abide by them (Mount, 2010). This contract certainly placed an impact on the U.S Constitution and this is why the government established by people preserves the right to be protected by the government, this led to independence. The Declaration of Independence was written to give people equal rights, liberty and self-government. Thomas Jefferson the principal author of the Declaration of Independence composed this document in lure of independence from Britain. Britain’s strong power forced the British American colonies to separate and form their independence.

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