It established the principle that everyone, even the king, is subject to the law. It also guarantees the rights of individuals and the right to a fair trial.
Rules of self-governance established by the English settlers who travelled to the "new world"
Creates a separation of powers limits the powers of the king and queen.
Met in Philadelphia as the First Continental Congress to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
Colonists in America rebelled against the rule of Great Britain.
A sighed document that said why the colonists were breaking apart from Great Britain.
Introduced 13 different articles that granted powers to the states and the federal government, but it turned out to be a failure.
An armed uprising in Massachusetts that was because the government kept increasing taxes.