American Bill Of Rights Similarities

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Tension between the king and Parliament was rising in England during the 1600s, leading to revolution after revolution, as Parliament tried to limit the ruling monarch’s power. The roots of the idea of Constitutionalism can be traced back to when Parliament first drafted the Petition of Rights, and soon after the English Bill of Rights, starting a Constitutional Monarchy in Britain. This document later influences the Founding Fathers when they were writing the American Bill of Rights, and as such the two have many similarities and differences. By comparing the two, one can ascertain the ideal American citizen in contrast to the ideal English citizen. Both the English Bill of Rights and the American Bill of Rights sought to protect individual
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