The two basic documents that are related to the founding of the US are the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1789.
Before the constitution the document that governed the govt was the Articles of confederation plus the Bills of rights (The ten amendments) (they protect the basic rights of Americans).
The earliest known document that Americans look to as part of their democratic heritage is the Mayflower Compact. It was agreed to by the Pilgrims in 1620.
Magna Carta Magna Carta
There was too much controversy and the contenential congress wanted the support of all the colonies. They decided to deal with these things later.
the declartaion of inpendence .. the constitution ...
Declaration of Independence
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the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence