Presentation on theme: "Connecting to the Constitution What does limited government mean? Government is not all-powerful – monarch's power is limited – granted rights to nobles."— Presentation transcript:
Connecting to the Constitution What does limited government mean? Government is not all-powerful – monarch's power is limited – granted rights to nobles and landholders
Where did the concept of limited government first appear? The Magna Carta What is a monarch? The ruler of a country
What is a representative government? People elect delegates to make laws and conduct government. How did the Glorious Revolution change the idea of government in England? No ruler would have more power than the legislature
What are the rights in the English Bill of Rights? The monarch could not suspend Parliament's laws. The monarch also could not create special courts, impose taxes, or raise and army without their consent.
Members of Parliament would be freely elected and guaranteed free speech during meetings. Every citizen would have the right to a fair trial by jury. Cruel and unusual punishments would be banned.
What traditions of representative government had English settlers of the colonies learned in England? The ruler is not above the law; they expected a voice in government and other basic rights.
What was the name of the first representative assembly in the English colonies? The House of Burgesses Why was the Mayflower Compact written? The Pilgrims realized they needed rules to govern themselves.
What tradition did the Mayflower Compact establish? The tradition of direct democracy Do you believe governments should be limited? Why or why not?