Influences on the Constitution Table
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|Documents |Summary |What was its influence on the Constitution? |
|Magna Carta |The Magna Carta was rights which were part of the English law. |The influence of the Magna Carta can be found in the Bill of Rights. According to |
| |The Magna Carta is Latin for “Great Charter”. The purpose for |“The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration” (n.d.) “During the American |
| |the Magna Carta was to protect rights already wrote. These |Revolution, Magna Carta served to inspire and justify action in liberty’s defense. |
| |rights included the basic right of anyone convicted of a crime |The colonists believed they were entitled to the same rights as Englishmen, rights |
| |to a jury trial; protection of private property; reasonable |guaranteed in Magna Carta. They embedded those rights into the laws of their states |
| |limits on taxes and a degree of guaranteed religious freedom. |and later into the Constitution and Bill of Rights” (The Magna Carta). It was |
| |It is believed that the Magna Carta was created because King |because of King John that the Magna Carta was written; on the account that he was |
| |John, who became king in 1199, was using his power in a cruel |using his power for evil and unfairness.
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