Presentation on theme: "Chapter 2 Section 1. Refresh Questions What is the Purpose of your document? – What does it stand for? State at least 3 specific lines that demonstrates."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 2 Section 1
Refresh Questions What is the Purpose of your document? – What does it stand for? State at least 3 specific lines that demonstrates the purpose How did this have an effect on our history as a country? – What ideals are shown in this document? How are the themes in the documents still prevalent in today’s society?
The Colonial Period Magna Carta (Great Charter) 1215 – Established Limited Government Just Punishment Loss of life, liberty, and property only to law
The Colonial Period Petition of Right 1625 King Charles I No longer could… – Collect unfair taxes – Imprison people without cause – House troops in private homes
The Colonial Period English Bill of Rights 1688 Glorious Revolution Set clear limits on what a ruler could and couldn’t do – Challenged Divine Right – Need Parliament’s consent for taxes and army – Fair trial by peers – No cruel punishments
Colonial Period Mayflower Compact-1620 First plan for colonial self government – Agreement on choosing own leaders and making own laws.
Colonial Period Two Treatises on Government John Locke – “Textbook on America’s Revolution” – Born free, equal, and independent
Colonial Period Colonies ( ) Own government in each but faithful to monarch – Written Constitution-basic liberties/ limited government – Elected Reps – Separation of Powers
Colonial Period Virginia House of Burgesses-1619 – First American Legislature Individual Colonial Legislatures – Separation of Powers-Governor( Executive) Assemblies (Legislature) Colonial Courts (Judicial)
Conclusion Questions How does your document contribute to our beliefs as Americans? – Name something specific that resonates this idea. What is a common theme that all of these documents hold? – Explain how and why. In what ways do you see this in everyday life?