Documents That Shaped America Dbq Analysis

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Madison Duignan Doc Analysis Professor McKenna 10/27/17 I do believe that the Magna Carta deeply influenced the growth of American society due to the numerous similarities between the Magna Carta and the significant documents that shaped America. In the year 1215, The Magna Carta was created so that the King wouldn’t become too controlling and powerful, he would be checked and balanced though the system of the barons. The Declaration of Independence was created on July 4, 1776 to declare their independence from England and The Bill of Rights was created to give the newly formed nation amendments so that they would never be controlled by one King again. All of these documents take away power from one person and give it back to the people who are fighting for their freedom. The…show more content…
The United States also created a system where there are the Judicial, Legislative and Executive branches that check and balance each other so that not one branch could become too powerful, and all are placed by the American people to act in their best interest. All of these important documents are to establish the people’s freedom. Written directly within The Magna Carta it says, “Wherefore we will and firmly order that the English Church be free, and that the men in our kingdom have and hold all the aforesaid liberties, rights, and concessions, well and peaceably, freely and quietly, fully and wholly, for themselves and their heirs, of us and our heirs, in all respects and in all places forever, as is aforesaid. An oath, moreover, has been taken, as well on our part as on the art of the barons, that all these conditions aforesaid shall be kept in good faith and without evil intent.” The people wanted to protect their country so that it would be kept without malicious intent and have good intentions to the citizens. The Declaration of Independence states that, “That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their

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