The Enlightenment Ideas of Democracy. Annotated Timeline Covering Self-Government. Governments House of Burgesses Parliament Glorious Revolution Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Iroquois Confederation Albany Plan of Union. Documents Magna Carta Mayflower Compact
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English Bill of Rights
Fundamental Orders of Conn.
Virginia House of Burgesses
Salem Witch Trials
Precedents = previous cases that establish a ruling.
We now do the same thing.Common Law
On the way to the New World, the Pilgrims all signed a compact (Social Contract)agreeing that they all would participate in the lawmaking decisions (Direct Democracy). This led to the town meeting, mainly in New England, and direct participation that still exist in the Northeastern United States.Mayflower Compact
Believed in the Social Contract between the government and the people
Believed that men had natural rights and should be allowed to govern themselves.
Believed that government should be divided into 3 components – legislative, executive and judicial