Founding Documents

Mayflower Compact

First governing document in the US. Signed on the voyage to the new world.

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

It was the first written constitution of western tradition. Gave men more elected opportunities and voting rights.

Articles of Confederation

It was a document signed amongst the 13 original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. Was replaced by the Constitution.


Supreme law of the US that replaced the AoC.

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