Magna Carta, Montesquieu, the Mayflower, and more! Follow this WebQuest through history to the events, people, and documents that inspired the writers of the Constitution.

This WebQuest serves as an introduction or review. Students will learn how documents from the Middle Ages and thinkers from the Enlightenment had an impact on the system of government that was formed in the Constitution, and how that has an impact on them today.


Students will be able to...

  • Identify documents and ideas that shaped the U.S. Constitution
  • Compare American and British governing documents
  • Explain key constitutional principles and their impacts