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Written by Thomas Jefferson, this led to the separation of church and state and served as a model for the 1st Amendment

What is the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom?

100

The natural rights that John Locke argued for 

What is life, liberty, and property?

100

According to John Locke, these rights are guaranteed to everyone

What is life, liberty, and property?

100

This pamphlet written by Thomas Paine convinced many American colonists to support independence from Great Britain

What is Common Sense?

200

This document was signed by King Charles I of England that further limited the powers of the English Monarch

What is the Petition of Right?

200

Montesquieu's plan for a separation of powers in government to prevent one branch from becoming too powerful

What is checks and balances?

200

This person wrote The Social Contract, which said that a social contract was an agreement between the people and government

Who is Jean Jacques Rousseau?

200

This person was the main author of the Declaration of Independence

Who is Thomas Jefferson?

300

This Enlightenment era work was written by Thomas Hobbes

What is Leviathan?

300

Document signed in 1689 that gave rights to all English citizens

What is the English Bill of Rights?

300

This enlightenment thinker believed a strong government is necessary to keep order in society

Who is Thomas Hobbes?

300

According to the Declaration of Independence, this truth is "self-evident."

What is "All men are created equal"?

400

An agreement by which people give up some freedoms for an orderly society?

What is the Social Contract?

400

This ancient city-state in Greece had the first democracy which greatly influenced the US government.

What is Athens?

400

The Pilgrims wrote this document in order to establish an orderly community

What is the Mayflower Compact?

400

John Locke believed in this phrase, which means that the right of the government to rule came from the people

What is Consent of the Governed?

500

Document written by George Mason which served as a model for the Bill of Rights

What is the Virginia Declaration of Rights?

500
Before it was an empire, ancient Rome set up this form of government where the citizens elected representatives to the Senate to rule.

What is a Republic?

500

The Pilgrims and ancient Athens both had this in common.

What is a direct democracy?

500

This document, which also has the same name as a Jay-Z album, was signed in 1215 and was an important stepping stone towards individual freedom and democracy in the US and around the world

What is the Magna Carta?

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