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Founding Documents

Question/TermAnswer/Definition
The U.S Constitution was adopted in _____. 1787
When our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they did not start from scratch. Some of the basic principals of government in the U.S Constitution can be found in earlier documents like these... Magna Carta, First Charter of the Virginia Company of London, Mayflower Compact, Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.
Section One of the Declaration of Independence stated what? Identified the colonists' wants.
Section Two of the Declaration of Independence stated what? Identified what the king did wrong.
Section Three of the Declaration of Independence stated what? Identified the colonists' plan for the future.
Section One explained that- - they want a government that gets it power from the people - they want a government that would protect rights of citizens Truth #1: a government that recognized all men are created equal Truth #2: a goverment that reconsized men had unalienable rights
What are the truths states in section one? Truth #1: a government that recognized all men are created equal Truth #2: a government that recognized men had unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Section Two explained that- - king taxed them without allowing representation in Parliament - refused to let colonists to trade with other nations - ordered troops to fight against colonists when disagree with king - ignored previous petitions asking to stop treating them unfair
Section Three explained that- - declared colonists free and independent states - absolved colonists from loyalty to Great Britain - established the colonists right to do all things (declare war, create peace, establish trade) that independent nations are able to do
Who wrote the Magna Carta? King John of England
Who wrote the Charter of Virginia Company of London (First Charter)? King James the First
Who wrote the Magna Carta? King John of England
How many founding documents are there in this study stack? 6
Who wrote the Mayflower Compact? Group of pilgrims led by William Bradford
Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights? George Mason
Who wrote the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom? Thomas Jefferson
When was the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom adopted by General Assembly? 1786
When was the Magna Carta written? 1215
What did the Magna Carta do? - Limited power of the king (no longer an absolute monarchy) - Protects the people of England by giving them rights and creating fair laws - Created rule of law in England
What was the impact of the U.S Constitution from the Magna Carta? Established the rule of law
When was the First Charter of the VA Company of London written? 1606
What did the First Charter of the VA Company of London do? -Written to create a colony in North America - Established the Jamestown colony in Virginia -Gave Jamestown colonists the same rights that Englishmen had over in England
What was the impact of the U.S Constitution from the First Charter of the VA Company of London? Gave the same rights the colonists the Englishmen had.
When was the Mayflower Compact written? 1620
What did the Mayflower Compact do? - Established a government and laws for the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts - First written laws in Massachusetts “self-govern” - Brought the principle of “consent of the governed” to the colonies
What was the impact of the U.S Constitution from the Mayflower Compact? Brought the principle of “consent of the governed”
When was the Virginia Declaration of Rights written? 1776
What did the Virginia Declaration of Rights do? - Stated the rights of Virginians - Said men have “natural rights” that governments can’t take away (which Jefferson later included in the Declaration of Independence) - Was a model for the Bill of Rights
What was the impact of the U.S Constitution from the Virginia Declaration of Rights? Model for the Bill of Rights
When was the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom written? 1779
What did the Virginia Declaration of Rights do? - Prevented Virginia’s gov’t from establishing a state religion (separation of church/state) - Gave Virginians freedom of religion - Basis for the 1st Amendment to the Constitution
When was the Virginia Declaration of Rights adopted by General Assembly? 1786
What was the impact of the U.S Constitution from the Virginia Declaration of Rights? Basis for the 1st Amendment to the Constitution
What was the impact of the U.S Constitution from the Declaration of Independence? Broke away from the king and declare the colonists free of England
The Declaration of Independence was a breakup note explaining why they ________________________________. Were not getting back together.
A breakup note consists of- - What they want - What the other did wrong - Plan for the future
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