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Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty
Met in Philadelphia
All colonies had representatives except
Gunfire was exchanged and eight Americans were killed
before the minutemen retreated.
The social contract theory holds that in earliest history man lived in a "state of nature." No government existed. Each man was only as secure as his own power and mental awareness could make him.
Laws limited the rulers power. From Parliament to Prince William. Things like no suspending of Parliaments laws is an example of our checks and balances.
First constituion made in America. Made colonists believe in governing themselves instead of relying on a King.
This reflected the idea that government should be based on a consensus of the entire community. Nowadays we also have majority rule with voting.
This meeting marked the first assembly of an elected legislature of representatives in English colonies.