How Did The Bill Of Rights Influence The Magna Carta

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The Constitution of the United States was a document that established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. It was signed on September seventeenth, 1787 and used to replace the Articles of Confederation. The Magna Carta was a document that established the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law. It was signed in 1215, issued by King John of England. The Petition of Right was signed in 1627 and was written by Parliament as a way to stop King Charles I from overreaching authority. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was signed on January fourteenth, 1639 and was an early constitution that established a rule of law that governed the towns of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford. Although there are…show more content…
The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, mainly secured liberties for England’s elite classes, but it has helped the fundamental principles of common law in constitutions around the world. The Magna Carta's influence on the constitution allowed specific rights from it be included in the US Constitution's Bill of Rights. An example of this would be the similarities between the Magna Carta's thirty ninth clause and the Bill of Rights seventh and fifth amendment. “No free man shall be seized or imprisoned … except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land” (Magna Carta, clause 39).This clause refers to the guarantee that courts will
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