Influential Government Documents

You will read three documents that had a major influence on the U.S. Constitution and explain how that influence is shown in the Constitution. Using the "Influential Government Documents" from the AP Government page of www.teachercannon.com and a copy of the constitution (any online version should work) answer the questions below.

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  1. Identify at least 3 principles found in the Magna Carta that are also found in the U.S. Constitution. Write the principles and the line number. Then, write where the principles are found in the Constitution.


  1. Identify at least 3 principles found in the Petition of Right that are also found in the U.S. Constitution. Write the principles and the line number. Then, write where the principles are found in the Constitution.


  1. Identify at least 3 principles found in the English Bill of Rights that are also found in the U.S. Constitution. Write the principles and the line number. Then, write where the principles are found in the Constitution.


  1. What do you consider to be the unifying "theme" between these three documents? Why?


  1. Rank the three documents from MOST important influence to LEAST important influence and support your answer.





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