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Documents and events that helped develop democracy in America.
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on Oct 15, 2010
Last updated: 10/20/10 at 10:23 AM
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Created and written by Thomas Jefferson, the significance of this document was to recognize United States independence from Britain. It also protected human rights and it still does to this very day.
This congress had formed right after the American Revolutionary War had begun. It was considered an aftermath of the First Continental Congress although its purpose was to move towards independence.
This group consisted of all the delegates from all colonies, excluding Georgia. It's purpose was to speak on grievances against the British colony.
This document banned all settlement and migration west of the Appalachian Mountains.
This was created by a group of people who existed when there was no government. They all decided to give up a portion of their freedom in order to develop an organized society.
These set of rights held the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution. It was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was written by James Madison.
The British tried to keep trade in England and support mercantilism, but the Colonial Response was not effective.
Created by a group of pilgrims who were punished for their religious beliefs. Once they were released, they moved to Connecticut and published the Fundamental Orders which was known to be the first written constitution.
This group consisted of 41 male members. It was signed in 1620 on the Mayflower ship. This document created the first American settlement.
It was the very first government group in the American colonies.They met once a year and created laws.
Archbishop Stephen Langton created the Magna Carta, but King John was forced to sign the document due to his high power over the country of England. It symbolized the 37 laws of England.