a signed agreement to make and obey "just and equal" laws for the "general good of the colony"
"great charter" 1215 it listed rights that even the english monarch couldn't take away example: right to a fair trial, and right to travel freely
The english bill of rights
1689 took even more power from monarch. king or queen could no longer limit free speech in parmiament or to collect taxes without parliament approval.
Articles of confederation
"Pre- constitution" ruled us but gave all power to each state said we would be a "league of friendship" congress was powerless. they only had legislature.
the federalist papers
newpaper responding to patrick henry and other anti federalists in pro-constitution newspaper articles (James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay)
what we are run by today
article 1 of the constitution
article 2 of the constitution
article 3 of the constitution
article 4 of the constitution
relations among the states
article 5 of the constitution
provisions for amendment
article 6 of the constitution
national debts, supremacy of national Law, oath
ratification of the constitution