Roots of Democracy in America. Magna Carta. 1. 1215 English noblemen forced King John to sign Two basic ideas: Even a king must obey law Citizens have certain rights. Copy of the Magna Carta from 1225. Virginia House of Burgesses. 2. 1619
Artist: Percy Moran
First written constitution in American colonial history
of the Constitution
the Bill of Rights umbrella
We believe in electing officials to represent our interests and make the laws for us.
Example: the U.S. Congress.