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SS.7.CG.1.3: Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense had on colonists’ views of government.
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The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution include important ideas that the writers of both documents borrowed from earlier documents: the English Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.