According to the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, some fundamental human rights include the right to be free from slavery or servitude and the right to recognition as a person before the law. Additi... More »

The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut set up governmental rules in early Connecticut, providing for free elections, secret balloting, the guarantee of specified individual rights, and limited, defined governmental powers... More »

Popular sovereignty, majority rule while respecting minority rights, checked governmental powers through limitations, due process of the law and leadership succession through popular consensus are the main characteristic... More »

A list of human rights generally includes the right to equality, the right to freedom from discrimination and the right to freedom from slavery. The right to a fair public hearing, the right to own property and freedom o... More »

Ten of the rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the right to trial, the right to a nationality, the right to privacy, the right to peaceful public assembly, the right to own property, the righ... More »

Outcomes of the Haitian Revolution include Haiti’s independence from France, the abolition of slavery in the nation and a greater recognition of human rights. They also include debate over immigration to the United State... More »

The Northwest Ordinance was important because it settled land disputes, gave people the right to a fair trial, prohibited slavery and granted residents property rights. In addition, it granted equality to new states join... More »