English Bill Of Rights In 1689

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The English Bill of Rights was drafted in 1689 to act as, first, a list of grievances against the Crown and then the declaration of the entitlements and protections for the people of England. The promised rights include the ability to petition the sovereign, to keep arms for defense, and to be protected against excessive bail and unusual punishments. Furthermore, it helped to create the Constitutional Monarchy Britain has today by making law the ruler over the king. Also, parliament was given more power and freedom in their governance, which furthered the checks on the authority of the monarch. The document had a profound influence on the Founding Fathers in the writing of crucial charters and declarations, like the Declaration of Independence
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