The Magna Carta was a document written by the citizens of England and signed by the King to protect against the absolute power of the King.
The Mayflower Compact was written by the pilgrims of Plymouth MA that gave consent of the governed to the leaders of the colony.
The English Bill of Rights prevented the abuse of power by a monarch by lowering the power of the monarchs and increasing the power of Parliament.
The American Revolution took place between 1775 and 1783 between the American Colonies and the British Crown.
The First Continental Congress was made up of colonial representatives who gathered to debate independence from England and form a new government.
The Declaration of Independence told the English crown that the 13 Colonies were separating and were now the United States of America.
The Articles of Confederation was the United States first Attempt at a federal constitution and was proven a failure due to a power conflict over federal and state power.
Shays Rebellion was a citizen revolt over higher taxes.